Mayor Buckhorn Requests Proposals to Create a Tampa Bicycle Sharing Program
The City of Tampa released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Bicycle Sharing Program today.
"Biking is a great way to get around - it's easy, fun and good for the environment. It's also quickly becoming an integral part of how people commute around our urban core," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. "A bike share system would provide an affordable, healthy option for residents and visitors traveling around downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods."
Tampa's goal is to have 30 stations with 300 bikes throughout Tampa's downtown core, Ybor City, and surrounding neighborhoods in fall 2013, with expansion phases to continue out to Westshore and the University of South Florida area by fall 2015.
The Bike Sharing Program is part of Mayor Buckhorn's overall goal to make Tampa a more bicycle-friendly community and to expand on our bicycle infrastructure, which currently includes 32.5 center lane miles of trails, bicycle lanes, and signed bicycle routes.
All interested parties are invited to submit proposals no later than 2:30 p.m on November 7, 2012 to the City of Tampa Purchasing Department.
For members of the media seeking a copy of the RFP, please download it at tampagov.net/pao.