Bike share systems come in all shapes and sizes, and this week’s guest sheds light on an operation different from those previously discussed in this series. Kellyn Wardell is the Program Manager for WE-Cycle, a 200 bike system operating in the mountain communities of Basalt and Aspen, Colorado. Kellyn discusses the opportunities of partnering with regional transit systems and how WE-Cycle’s operations is meeting unmet transportation demands of local residents rather than tourists to the area. Kellyn and the Bike Nerds talk about the challenges of operating a bike share system in two distinct communities and how the geographic location of these communities pose unique challenges to bike share operations.
The Bike Nerds Podcast is sponsored by Saris Cycling Group. Visit www.sarisparking.com for a full array of bicycle parking and infrastructure products.