City Council Approves Bikeshare Service, West Palm Beach, FL 2021
5 minutes Date Enacted: Nov 15, 2021
Credit: Advier Mobiliseert from the Noun Project
The West Palm Beach City Commission unanimously approved a new bikeshare program called BrightBike. Brightline will serve as the primary sponsor for this service, with co-sponsorships from Related Companies and the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority. Micromobility Management will operate the bikeshare service. When BrightBike launches over the coming months, its initial fleet will consist of 170 pedal bikes and 17 docking locations across downtown West Palm Beach. Customers can use the bikes on an unlimited basis through a $15 monthly membership or pay to borrow the bicycles by the hour or day. BrightBikes also has a reciprocity agreement with Citi Bike in Miami, where members of those respective programs can use the bikeshare systems in both cities.
BrightBike coincides with Brightline’s relaunching of its train service in southern Florida and the introduction of Brightline+, Brightline’s door-to-door mobility program. BrightBike itself is part of Brightline+. Through this development, it is evident that Brightline is looking to provide a broader suite of mobility services to communities in southern Florida. It will be important to see if BrightBike expands its fleet and service area after its launch.