Bike Cleveland (non-profit) and Cuyahoga County, with support from the City of Cleveland, are soliciting proposals from contractors or vendors interested in providing services for a flexible and automated on-demand bicycle sharing system. The system will allow the general public to rent bicycles at low cost within a network of stations and return them to any other station within the system. The program expects to launch by May 2016, with the potential for future phases in subsequent years.
Bike Cleveland intends to work with the selected operator to assist locally as needed with planning for the network, identify specific station locations, connections with potential sponsors, and the development of programs to ensure the network is accessible to everyone.
Bike Cleveland is seeking proposals for turn-key operation and maintenance of a bike share system, including furnishing and installing equipment and supporting infrastructure (i.e.: web site, member database, etc.), operations, staffing, maintenance, and comprehensive customer service; in addition to other necessary contractual obligations.
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