A Bikeshare Feasibility and Implementation Plan will evaluate the potential for implementing bikeshare system serving the City of Natchitoches and Northwestern State University. This plan will make recommendations for the final implementation size and model, bikeshare equipment and technology, and the ‘action path’ to move this alternative transportation option forward.
TASK 1: PROJECT FACILITATION & OUTREACH:
A series of public and individual meetings to understand the local context, opportunities, and challenges for the program. The experiences of bikeshare systems as experienced across the country including economic, health, transportation, environmental, and other benefits will be shared. Please complete the online survey and provide feedback on the interactive mapping feature.
FINAL STUDY WILL BE RELEASED
TASK 5: IMPLEMENTATION PLAN:
If, by the local leadership, the plan is deemed feasible to accomplish with the service area(s) this project will proceed with the initial steps required to take the bikeshare system from the plan to the system launch. This includes implementing the final recommendations of the plan, procuring the funding including marketing and sponsorship packages, initial specific site research, structuring final agreements, government affairs, and continually communicating with local stakeholders regarding progress.
Who is Bantam? Bantam Strategy Group builds, implements, and operates bikeshare systems on financially sustainable foundations, with a heightened focus on local relationships and user experience. Bantam’s multi-city presence and industry network brings many advantages: direct access to knowledgeable industry leaders, strategies from an experienced operator, non-exclusive relationships with bikeshare equipment and planning firms, execution of tested marketing efforts, track-record of securing funding, leveraging community partners, and more.