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File #: 62323    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the 2021-2040 B-Cycle Agreement
Type: Resolution Status: Items Referred
File created: 9/21/2020 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Enter in a City-Sponsored Bicycle-Sharing Program Operating Agreement with B-Cycle LLC (2021-2040)
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
Attachments: 1. B-Cycle Operating Agreement (2021-2040), 2. Madison B-Cycle Privilege Agreement (Executed)
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a new ten-year operating agreement for the B-Cycle bike share program. B-Cycle is responsible for the costs associated with the program and no city appropriation is required. Any City staff time associated with the program would be absorbed within agency adopted budgets. Additionally, B-Cycle is required to reimburse the City for electrical expenses, $40 annually for stations connected to the City’s electrical supply, and pay an annual fee of approximately $250 per station.
Title
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Enter in a City-Sponsored Bicycle-Sharing Program Operating Agreement with B-Cycle LLC (2021-2040)
Body
WHEREAS, Trek Bicycle Corporation (“Trek”) is a Madison-area based company that is among the largest bicycle manufacturers in the world and a major employer in the Dane County region; and,

WHEREAS, Trek is the majority owner of B-Cycle LLC (“B-Cycle”), which manufactures and operates a next-generation bicycle-sharing program to address urban transportation needs; and,

WHEREAS, in 2010, Trek approached the City expressing a desire to enter into a partnership with the City to establish a privately owned and operated bicycle-sharing program in the City in which Trek would provide substantial capital investments for bicycles, bicycle-sharing stations, and daily operational expenses; and,

WHEREAS, on March 15, 2011, the City adopted ORD-11-00044, creating Madison General Ordinances Section 10.33, which ordinance allows for the placement of City-sponsored bicycle-sharing facilities in the right-of-way and on other City land through the granting of a bicycle-sharing facility privilege; and,

WHEREAS, on May 12, 2011, the City and Trek entered into a bicycle-sharing facility privilege agreement (the “Privilege Agreement”), as required by ordinance, which agreement is contingent upon the terms and conditions of an operating agreement between the City and Trek...

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