Biki gets bigger and a new company offering dockless technology called “Sharee,” muscles in on the bike scene in our Honolulu. What’s in store for the new year?? More regulations? More bike lanes? More competition? A return of the Lime electric scooters? What’s next? Rickshaws have been in maintaining in some Asian countries--now electrified what if they popped up in Hawaii Nei. Remember the pedicab headaches in Waikiki? Have you had a good or bad bike sharing experience here or anywhere else in the world?
Our guests today were:
- Alexander Wong, the CEO of Sharee and "the new kid in town." It’s a for-profit company that launched two months ago with dockless technology.
Todd Boulanger, the new Executive Director of Bikeshare Hawaii, the nonprofit’s bike sharing program, Biki, which launched in 2017 and just expanded its service this week.
- Trevor Ozawa, who represents Council District 4. East Honolulu and Waikiki. He introduced Bill 57, which proposes a way to on how bike share companies can obtain a permit to operate, how much their fees will cost and what rules they have to follow to keep operations running.