In partnership with the City of Baltimore, Bewegen is excited to roll-out the largest electric pedal-assist (pedelec) bike share system in North and South America. The Baltimore system is planned to launch in fall 2016.
Bewegen is supplying a turnkey system for Baltimore, which will have a Phase I launch of 500 bikes and 50 stations.
The bikes are built in North America with the collaboration of Bewegen’s partner Procycle, an established bicycle manufacturer and producer of the Rocky Mountain, Miele and eVox bicycles brands. Provided by BikeEmotion, Bewegen’s leading IT solutions includes active GPS technology that allows the bikes to constantly communicate with the system and provide the real-time location of each bike. The sleek design of the bikes, docks and kiosks have been specially designed by world-renowned industrial designer, Michel Dallaire.
“We are very proud of getting the opportunity to bring bike-share to Baltimore. We believe the City’s residents and visitors deserve the very best. The City’s forward-thinking mindset, which will bring pedelec (electric-assist) bikes to its streets makes Baltimore a leader worldwide.” Said Bewegen CEO: Alain Ayotte when describing the project.
The operations for the Baltimore system will be led by Corps Logistics, LLC, who will install and run the system’s daily activities.
Corps Logistics is a Veteran-Owned Business who will partner with nearby military bases, local businesses and charities to hire local veterans. A partnership with Baltimore Station, a local non-profit organization, is already planned to create jobs for veterans living in the City.
Corps Logistics is dedicated to becoming America’s safest, most efficient transportation logistics service. They had previously been selected by Bewegen to operate the Richmond, VA bike-share system and they will now do the same for Baltimore.
Bewegen is very proud to have been selected by the City of Baltimore and would like to thank the City for this opportunity.