Christchurch Public Bike Share

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Christchurch Public Bike Share

Project 2014-10-16 15:05:51 +1300

Christchurch Bike Share is now live - visit sparkbikes.co.nz to sign-up and use the bikes

Do you want an easy, fun, and free way to explore Christchurch?

We do!

We think that it's more important than ever to connect locals and visitors to our ever-changing landscape. That's why we're fundraising for a public Bike Share scheme right here, in Christchurch.

Successful cities all around the world have discovered the benefits of public bike share. From London, to Beijing, to Glasgow the idea is another public transport option to help people move easily between businesses, attractions and back again. With a flat and compact layout, Christchurch is an ideal city for public bikes. That, combined with the chance for innovation as we rebuild (and frustration at finding a car park!) have led us to where we are today.

We need to fundraise the for the technical costs (like the leasing requirements + actual installation of the bikes) to get the Bike Share on the pavement (so to speak!). We have a branding partner who will fund the operating costs if we can crowd fund these initial set-up costs.

bike riding

 

How does this all work?

The Christchurch public Bike Share scheme is a two year pilot which will see bike share stations placed in key locations around the Christchurch CBD.

Using a bike is as easy as arriving at a bike station, logging in (after having pre-registered) with your cellphone number and picking up a bike, that comes complete with its own helmet and combination lock. Riders pre register via the web with their phone number and credit card (for security). There is a one off $4 registration charge.

We are focussed on allowing everyone to easily get between key sites, explore the city and support local businesses - and the Bike Share scheme is a world-class way of achieving that.

Every trip under 30 minutes will be free and you can make multiple trips a day.

Sounds great? Yeah, we think so too.

But, what do we need to do?

One last hurdle remains! We need to raise the remaining funds to get these bikes on the streets. This means, we need to fundraise $45,000 for the technical costs of implementing the Bike Share system.

bike render

What will the money be used for?

For this pilot we are going to lease the bikes, stations and equipment from Nextbike NZ. Nextbike is a provider of bike sharing systems in many cities around the world.

The latest-generation bikes will allow you, as a supporter, free access to the world-class transport system – that we believe should form a key component of the Christchurch public transport mix moving forward.

Initially, with the funding raised, we’ll build three or four bike stations, with six to ten bikes at each station. The great thing about the crowd funding campaign is if we exceed our funding goal of $45,000, then we will use that money to increase the number of bikes and stations in the pilot - so it's a win-win!

 pie chart

Think that Bike Share is a great idea? Awesome. Now, what do we need from you to make it a reality?

We’d love any support that you can give us. That may be $5 or it may be $100. Every little bit counts, and if you’re in favour of seeing this pilot get underway in Christchurch, we’d appreciate whatever you can afford to give us.

And, not to be greedy, but we’d also love it if you could share our story with other like-minded people. To easily send this page to a friend use the share buttons at the top of this page.

But, if you’re not yet convinced, have a look at what’s in it for you…

What do you get for backing the project?

If you support the Bike Share Crowd Funding project, there are some great rewards available to you – including exclusive memberships that give you extended riding time and early access. These memberships will only be available during the pledgeme campaign.

Theres also some great options for local businesses to purchase memberships and give their staff extended riding. If you're interested, check out the details below – we’d love to have your support!

There are also additional rewards thanks to Spark, Ontrack Cycle Gear, Treadlie Magazine and Pepe’s Mexican Grill.

Corporate pledges

We’re looking for great Christchurch businesses who want to back the project and give their staff extended access to the Bike Share system. We have a range of exclusive memberships depending on the number of employees.

And, if pledging is a bit hard to get past the bean counters, we can also issue an invoice and manually add these funds to the campaign. Just get in touch with us directly if this option is more appealing to your company and we’ll take it from there.

 

 

corporate

 

When will this all happen?

We're committed to getting the Bike Share system in the CBD as quickly as possible – which means that, as soon as the Crowd Funding campaign has concluded, we’ll be leaping into action to get the bikes and stations to Christchurch.

Basically, the sooner we meet the $45,000 target, the sooner we can bring the Bike Share to Christchurch!

Where will the stations be?

We've identified a number of potential locations in the central city. In the coming weeks we will be confirming locations and working on installation requirements. The initial target is 3-4 stations in the central city. We'd love to hear your ideas of where you think a Bike Share station should go. Everyone who pledges will be get to vote on their preferences for station locations

station locations

Frequently Asked Questions:

What about helmets? - We will be using the nextbike system. This is the only bike share system to successfuly include helmets with every bike. The helmet is released with the bike. These helmets are designed for bike rental, fit a full range of head sizes, and are frequently serviced. More information can be found here

Won't the bikes just get stolen? - Public bike systems are designed to prevent theft. To use the bikes you must register with a credit card for security. If for some reason a bike goes missing then these are tracked. Globally thefts from bike share are very low.  

Why dont we just buy lots of cheap bikes? - Bike share bikes are custom made for the purpose. The bikes are only part of the funding requirements which includes the stations, racks, and any electronics. Leasing the bikes for this project is the most cost effective way to implement a pilot system. The crowd funding campaign is the total cost of the campaign, it includes bikes and stations, as well as campaign fees and rewards.

Didn't this fail in Australia? - The Australian schemes have not failed, but most people point to the helmet laws as being a problem. The actual problem is not the helmet law, but those cities selecting systems that do not include helmets (an obvious problem!). These cities then tried hap-hazard approaches to including helmets. We will be using the only system that has successfully included helmets with every bike. Its aleady in use in Auckland with 1000's of riders.

Do I pay if the project doesn't reach the target? - Firstly, with your help we are definitly going to reach the target! Pledges (corporate and individual) are processed the day after the campaign closes, and only if it reaches the target.

 

Supported By:

 

            nextbike logo         morefm logo    

            treadlie logo               pepes logo

 

ontrack logo   ccc logo   

         lexafilms logo                          moa logo

 

 

                                        star logo                   

 

For more information and corporate pledge options contact:

Robert Henderson - Project manager

027 467 6669

 

Fine print

*Riders (including supporters/members) will need to register first. A $4 registration fee will apply and charges will apply if you take the bike past the free period – the idea is to do free short trips and keep the bikes available for others. Nextbike terms and conditions will apply to all riders. Pledgers should check these terms and conditions do not prohibit them from using the bike share system.


Some pledge rewards include an entry to win one of two Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini’s and/or one year subscriptions to Treadlie Magazine. Winners will be randomly selected from a pool of all eligible pledgers at the conclusion of the pledgeme campaign. The prize(s) will still be issued regardless of whether the campaign reaches its funding target. Winners will be contacted via contact details provided on pledgeme. If no details, or incorrect details, have been provided and we cannot contact the winner then the prize will be redrawn. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini prize(s) consist of a device and a simcard. The prize does not include any credit or plans with a mobile carrier.

 

Comments

Updates 9

We need your station location ideas!

06/01/2015 at 1:47 PM

Happy new year to all our supporters!

As future users of the Christchurch Bike Share pilot we need your help. We want to hear where you would like to see the bike share stations. Think about where you might collect a bike and where you might return a bike. 

We've created a quick survey. If you have 2 minutes please rank your preferred station locations or suggest a new location.

Take the survey now!

question

 

 

We need your station location ideas!

06/01/2015 at 1:47 PM

Happy new year to all our supporters!

As future users of the Christchurch Bike Share pilot we need your help. We want to hear where you would like to see the bike share stations. Think about where you might collect a bike and where you might return a bike. 

We've created a quick survey. If you have 2 minutes please rank your preferred station locations or suggest a new location.

Take the survey now!

question

 

 

We need your station location ideas!

06/01/2015 at 1:47 PM

Happy new year to all our supporters!

As future users of the Christchurch Bike Share pilot we need your help. We want to hear where you would like to see the bike share stations. Think about where you might collect a bike and where you might return a bike. 

We've created a quick survey. If you have 2 minutes please rank your preferred station locations or suggest a new location.

Take the survey now!

question

 

 

We need your station location ideas!

06/01/2015 at 1:47 PM

Happy new year to all our supporters!

As future users of the Christchurch Bike Share pilot we need your help. We want to hear where you would like to see the bike share stations. Think about where you might collect a bike and where you might return a bike. 

We've created a quick survey. If you have 2 minutes please rank your preferred station locations or suggest a new location.

Take the survey now!

question

 

 

We did it!

24/12/2014 at 10:54 AM

Dear Supporters,

Thanks to your help and support Christchurch Bike Share is coming in 2015! We've been overwhelmed by the support we have received and the excitement this project has generated. We could not have made it without everyones support. 

Pledgeme is currently processing the pledges. After the madness of Christmas we will be finalising the order for the bikes and stations. Some components will be coming from Nextbike in Germany so this will take some time. We will also be asking for your help to select the final station locations. 

 

Dont forget to join the 1000+ others who like Christchurch Bike Share on facebook. 

Winners!

We've drawn the winners of the Spark mobile phones and treadlie subscriptions. Drumroll Please.....

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Winners (Thanks to Spark):

  • Joanna Lim
  • Michael Clemens

Treadlie Magazine Subscription (1 year) Winners:

  • Annette Clayton
  • Andy Sutherland

Other pledge pledge rewards will be sent out as soon as we can. 

 

Christchurch bike share wants to thank these great companies for their corporate pledges

 

 

 

and these great companies for their support of the crowd funding campaign:

 

Thanks again, and Merry Christmas!

 

Four days to go!

17/12/2014 at 2:26 PM

Hi Supporters,

Thanks to all your support we are closing in on the $45,000 target! With a final push it looks like bike share might be coming to Christchurch in 2015!

This week we've been super grateful for the support of some great Christchurch businesses - AECOM, SLI Systems, The Press, C Lund and Son, and Parkside Pharmacy who have all backed the project as major supporters. Many more such as Agility Building Solutions and Hampton Jones have purchased corporate memberships.

Xmas Gift Memberships

Today we have added xmas gift memberships $45. If you've got a friend who you think would love the first hour of every ride free then this is for them. Include your details in the pledge and when the campaign closes we will send you a gift voucher you can print and give your friend on xmas day! 

 

What can you do to help?

Keep telling everyone you can about the project, like us on facebook, suggest corporate pledging to organisations. With your help we can get there!

I’m always contactable at [email protected] and more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. We’ve also got a FAQ page on the PledgeMe page, which deals with some of the questions we’re getting most often, in case you’re interested! 

Thank you so much for your ongoing support!

 

 

The crowd funding campaign is supported by:

Nextbike

MoreFM

Treadlie Magazine

Pepes Mexican Grill

Ontrack

Lexa Films

Ministry of Awesome

The Christchurch Star

Come and say hi this Saturday

12/12/2014 at 8:55 AM

Hi Supporters,

This saturday we will be in the re:start mall from 11-1. Come and find out more about the project, try the bikes out and win some burritos!

Dont forget to like us on facebook and remember to tell your friends about chchbikeshare.co.nz

See you on Saturday!

We're almost at 40%

10/12/2014 at 3:08 PM

Hi Christchurch Bike Share Supporters. 

Thanks to your support we have just about cracked the 40% mark!

update inforgraphic

 

We've been blown away by the support and interest the project has received. Last night 3news ran a great story on the project. 

 

Our goal for the end of this week is to reach the 60% mark. Can we do it? With your help we think we can. 

 

How you can help:

  • Sharing the PledgeMe page across your own networks! Colleagues, friends + family - we love support from anyone who is interested! If you can also tell them why you think that public bike share is important, then that’s an added bonus. Thank you! 

 

  • Connect with us on Facebook (under Christchurch Bike Share) and encourage others to do so as well. Not only do we share updates, but there are also tasty prizes to be won, thanks to Pepe’s Mexican Grill. Get involved! 

 

  • Were looking for awesome Christchurch employers who would like to make corporate pledges and shout all their employees memberships at the same time! If you know someone you think might be interested be sure to tell them about it or pass their details on. 

 

Got questions?

 

I’m always contactable at [email protected] and more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. We’ve also got a FAQ page on the PledgeMe page, which deals with some of the questions we’re getting most often, in case you’re interested!

 

Thank you so much for your ongoing support!


And, it’s also appropriate to thank our sponsors who have helped us get to this point. Any support that you can send their way will be appreciated - by them, and by us! Thanks, team.

Nextbike

MoreFM

Treadlie Magazine

Pepes Mexican Grill

Ontrack

Lexa Films

Ministry of Awesome

 

The Christchurch Star

Week 1 Update

03/12/2014 at 4:59 PM

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all your pledges and words of support in the first week of the campaign! Its been great to see so many people backing the project.  At the end of week one this is how we were tracking:

 

week 1 inforgraphic

 

We are now almost at the 10k mark. Who can help us get past 10k?

 

Theres some great Christchurch businesses who have already pledged their support and more looking to contribute in the next week. With their help we’ll be much closer to the target.

 

Make sure you like us on facebook where theres more info, competitions, and surveys.

 

We’ve added some frequently asked questions to our pledgeme page. 

 

We all want bike share in the central city! What can you do to help us achieve the goal?

 

1) Tell all your friends, like our facebook page, and share the project on social media

 

2) Help us find Christchurch companies who want to support the project and buy corporate memberships for all their staff.

 

3) Pledge! (If you haven’t pledged already). There’s great rewards, prizes, and memberships

 

 

Special thanks to our supporters:

Nextbike

MoreFM

Treadlie Magazine

Pepes Mexican Grill

Ontrack

Lexa Films

Ministry of Awesome

The Christchurch Star

 

 

    Pledgers 445

    Anonymous pledger
    2014-12-21 19:27:54 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-12-21 19:20:59 +1300
    Daryl Strawbridge
    2014-12-21 18:36:04 +1300
    Peter Cox
    2014-12-21 17:39:24 +1300
    Dorine
    2014-12-21 16:50:38 +1300
    Baptiste MARCONNET
    2014-12-21 15:22:02 +1300
    Ross Mackintosh
    2014-12-21 15:18:43 +1300
    Mark Waterhouse
    2014-12-21 15:17:05 +1300
    Gillian Waterhouse
    2014-12-21 15:12:55 +1300
    Phill Coxon
    2014-12-21 13:00:02 +1300
    Julian O'Neale
    2014-12-21 11:30:01 +1300
    Gordon Hartley
    2014-12-21 10:28:54 +1300
    Claire Buttigieg
    2014-12-21 10:24:28 +1300
    Our Own Ron.
    2014-12-21 10:14:41 +1300

    "BB is so pleased you reached your total. The team thought we'd give you a little extra - rather than doing Christmas presents! Congrats! "

    Scott Menzies
    2014-12-21 08:27:40 +1300
    Char Macpherson
    2014-12-21 06:27:47 +1300

    "Looking forward to coming into town and having a bike & helmet available for geting around the city. I so hope it does work. I imagi e it will be a matter of use it or lose it. Getting nits would piss me off but I'm willing to take my chances. :) Thanks for taking on the challenge of setting the project up."

    Vicky Palmer
    2014-12-21 05:43:12 +1300
    Kevin
    2014-12-21 04:18:49 +1300
    David Cambridge
    2014-12-20 23:57:22 +1300
    Tim Kevern
    2014-12-20 23:19:51 +1300
    Stéphane Chrétien
    2014-12-20 21:07:02 +1300
    Jessica Vereijssen
    2014-12-20 20:15:33 +1300
    Jeffrey Paparoa Holman
    2014-12-20 20:12:15 +1300

    "Cool idea! Has wheels."

    Tamsyn Isherwood
    2014-12-20 18:34:17 +1300
    Daryl Gregory
    2014-12-20 17:17:44 +1300

    "great idea about time"

    Mike Fiddymont
    2014-12-20 16:42:10 +1300
    Gareth Rodda
    2014-12-20 16:05:24 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-12-20 12:55:03 +1300

    "Great work Rob. Said that I would be in, and even better im in with a membership ^^ Promise to use this great service"

    Tod Harris
    2014-12-20 11:24:02 +1300

    "Great to see that you have reached your target Rob :) been a long time coming, all the best for the rest of this project."

    Philippa Burns
    2014-12-20 11:10:27 +1300

    Christchurch Public Bike Share

    Project 2014-10-16 15:05:51 +1300

    Christchurch Bike Share is now live - visit sparkbikes.co.nz to sign-up and use the bikes

    Do you want an easy, fun, and free way to explore Christchurch?

    We do!

    We think that it's more important than ever to connect locals and visitors to our ever-changing landscape. That's why we're fundraising for a public Bike Share scheme right here, in Christchurch.

    Successful cities all around the world have discovered the benefits of public bike share. From London, to Beijing, to Glasgow the idea is another public transport option to help people move easily between businesses, attractions and back again. With a flat and compact layout, Christchurch is an ideal city for public bikes. That, combined with the chance for innovation as we rebuild (and frustration at finding a car park!) have led us to where we are today.

    We need to fundraise the for the technical costs (like the leasing requirements + actual installation of the bikes) to get the Bike Share on the pavement (so to speak!). We have a branding partner who will fund the operating costs if we can crowd fund these initial set-up costs.

    bike riding

     

    How does this all work?

    The Christchurch public Bike Share scheme is a two year pilot which will see bike share stations placed in key locations around the Christchurch CBD.

    Using a bike is as easy as arriving at a bike station, logging in (after having pre-registered) with your cellphone number and picking up a bike, that comes complete with its own helmet and combination lock. Riders pre register via the web with their phone number and credit card (for security). There is a one off $4 registration charge.

    We are focussed on allowing everyone to easily get between key sites, explore the city and support local businesses - and the Bike Share scheme is a world-class way of achieving that.

    Every trip under 30 minutes will be free and you can make multiple trips a day.

    Sounds great? Yeah, we think so too.

    But, what do we need to do?

    One last hurdle remains! We need to raise the remaining funds to get these bikes on the streets. This means, we need to fundraise $45,000 for the technical costs of implementing the Bike Share system.

    bike render

    What will the money be used for?

    For this pilot we are going to lease the bikes, stations and equipment from Nextbike NZ. Nextbike is a provider of bike sharing systems in many cities around the world.

    The latest-generation bikes will allow you, as a supporter, free access to the world-class transport system – that we believe should form a key component of the Christchurch public transport mix moving forward.

    Initially, with the funding raised, we’ll build three or four bike stations, with six to ten bikes at each station. The great thing about the crowd funding campaign is if we exceed our funding goal of $45,000, then we will use that money to increase the number of bikes and stations in the pilot - so it's a win-win!

     pie chart

    Think that Bike Share is a great idea? Awesome. Now, what do we need from you to make it a reality?

    We’d love any support that you can give us. That may be $5 or it may be $100. Every little bit counts, and if you’re in favour of seeing this pilot get underway in Christchurch, we’d appreciate whatever you can afford to give us.

    And, not to be greedy, but we’d also love it if you could share our story with other like-minded people. To easily send this page to a friend use the share buttons at the top of this page.

    But, if you’re not yet convinced, have a look at what’s in it for you…

    What do you get for backing the project?

    If you support the Bike Share Crowd Funding project, there are some great rewards available to you – including exclusive memberships that give you extended riding time and early access. These memberships will only be available during the pledgeme campaign.

    Theres also some great options for local businesses to purchase memberships and give their staff extended riding. If you're interested, check out the details below – we’d love to have your support!

    There are also additional rewards thanks to Spark, Ontrack Cycle Gear, Treadlie Magazine and Pepe’s Mexican Grill.

    Corporate pledges

    We’re looking for great Christchurch businesses who want to back the project and give their staff extended access to the Bike Share system. We have a range of exclusive memberships depending on the number of employees.

    And, if pledging is a bit hard to get past the bean counters, we can also issue an invoice and manually add these funds to the campaign. Just get in touch with us directly if this option is more appealing to your company and we’ll take it from there.

     

     

    corporate

     

    When will this all happen?

    We're committed to getting the Bike Share system in the CBD as quickly as possible – which means that, as soon as the Crowd Funding campaign has concluded, we’ll be leaping into action to get the bikes and stations to Christchurch.

    Basically, the sooner we meet the $45,000 target, the sooner we can bring the Bike Share to Christchurch!

    Where will the stations be?

    We've identified a number of potential locations in the central city. In the coming weeks we will be confirming locations and working on installation requirements. The initial target is 3-4 stations in the central city. We'd love to hear your ideas of where you think a Bike Share station should go. Everyone who pledges will be get to vote on their preferences for station locations

    station locations

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    What about helmets? - We will be using the nextbike system. This is the only bike share system to successfuly include helmets with every bike. The helmet is released with the bike. These helmets are designed for bike rental, fit a full range of head sizes, and are frequently serviced. More information can be found here

    Won't the bikes just get stolen? - Public bike systems are designed to prevent theft. To use the bikes you must register with a credit card for security. If for some reason a bike goes missing then these are tracked. Globally thefts from bike share are very low.  

    Why dont we just buy lots of cheap bikes? - Bike share bikes are custom made for the purpose. The bikes are only part of the funding requirements which includes the stations, racks, and any electronics. Leasing the bikes for this project is the most cost effective way to implement a pilot system. The crowd funding campaign is the total cost of the campaign, it includes bikes and stations, as well as campaign fees and rewards.

    Didn't this fail in Australia? - The Australian schemes have not failed, but most people point to the helmet laws as being a problem. The actual problem is not the helmet law, but those cities selecting systems that do not include helmets (an obvious problem!). These cities then tried hap-hazard approaches to including helmets. We will be using the only system that has successfully included helmets with every bike. Its aleady in use in Auckland with 1000's of riders.

    Do I pay if the project doesn't reach the target? - Firstly, with your help we are definitly going to reach the target! Pledges (corporate and individual) are processed the day after the campaign closes, and only if it reaches the target.

     

    Supported By:

     

                nextbike logo         morefm logo    

                treadlie logo               pepes logo

     

    ontrack logo   ccc logo   

             lexafilms logo                          moa logo

     

     

                                            star logo                   

     

    For more information and corporate pledge options contact:

    Robert Henderson - Project manager

    027 467 6669

     

    Fine print

    *Riders (including supporters/members) will need to register first. A $4 registration fee will apply and charges will apply if you take the bike past the free period – the idea is to do free short trips and keep the bikes available for others. Nextbike terms and conditions will apply to all riders. Pledgers should check these terms and conditions do not prohibit them from using the bike share system.


    Some pledge rewards include an entry to win one of two Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini’s and/or one year subscriptions to Treadlie Magazine. Winners will be randomly selected from a pool of all eligible pledgers at the conclusion of the pledgeme campaign. The prize(s) will still be issued regardless of whether the campaign reaches its funding target. Winners will be contacted via contact details provided on pledgeme. If no details, or incorrect details, have been provided and we cannot contact the winner then the prize will be redrawn. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini prize(s) consist of a device and a simcard. The prize does not include any credit or plans with a mobile carrier.

     

    Comments

    We need your station location ideas!

    06/01/2015 at 1:47 PM

    Happy new year to all our supporters!

    As future users of the Christchurch Bike Share pilot we need your help. We want to hear where you would like to see the bike share stations. Think about where you might collect a bike and where you might return a bike. 

    We've created a quick survey. If you have 2 minutes please rank your preferred station locations or suggest a new location.

    Take the survey now!

    question

     

     

    We need your station location ideas!

    06/01/2015 at 1:47 PM

    Happy new year to all our supporters!

    As future users of the Christchurch Bike Share pilot we need your help. We want to hear where you would like to see the bike share stations. Think about where you might collect a bike and where you might return a bike. 

    We've created a quick survey. If you have 2 minutes please rank your preferred station locations or suggest a new location.

    Take the survey now!

    question

     

     

    We need your station location ideas!

    06/01/2015 at 1:47 PM

    Happy new year to all our supporters!

    As future users of the Christchurch Bike Share pilot we need your help. We want to hear where you would like to see the bike share stations. Think about where you might collect a bike and where you might return a bike. 

    We've created a quick survey. If you have 2 minutes please rank your preferred station locations or suggest a new location.

    Take the survey now!

    question

     

     

    We need your station location ideas!

    06/01/2015 at 1:47 PM

    Happy new year to all our supporters!

    As future users of the Christchurch Bike Share pilot we need your help. We want to hear where you would like to see the bike share stations. Think about where you might collect a bike and where you might return a bike. 

    We've created a quick survey. If you have 2 minutes please rank your preferred station locations or suggest a new location.

    Take the survey now!

    question

     

     

    We did it!

    24/12/2014 at 10:54 AM

    Dear Supporters,

    Thanks to your help and support Christchurch Bike Share is coming in 2015! We've been overwhelmed by the support we have received and the excitement this project has generated. We could not have made it without everyones support. 

    Pledgeme is currently processing the pledges. After the madness of Christmas we will be finalising the order for the bikes and stations. Some components will be coming from Nextbike in Germany so this will take some time. We will also be asking for your help to select the final station locations. 

     

    Dont forget to join the 1000+ others who like Christchurch Bike Share on facebook. 

    Winners!

    We've drawn the winners of the Spark mobile phones and treadlie subscriptions. Drumroll Please.....

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Winners (Thanks to Spark):

    • Joanna Lim
    • Michael Clemens

    Treadlie Magazine Subscription (1 year) Winners:

    • Annette Clayton
    • Andy Sutherland

    Other pledge pledge rewards will be sent out as soon as we can. 

     

    Christchurch bike share wants to thank these great companies for their corporate pledges

     

     

     

    and these great companies for their support of the crowd funding campaign:

     

    Thanks again, and Merry Christmas!

     

    Four days to go!

    17/12/2014 at 2:26 PM

    Hi Supporters,

    Thanks to all your support we are closing in on the $45,000 target! With a final push it looks like bike share might be coming to Christchurch in 2015!

    This week we've been super grateful for the support of some great Christchurch businesses - AECOM, SLI Systems, The Press, C Lund and Son, and Parkside Pharmacy who have all backed the project as major supporters. Many more such as Agility Building Solutions and Hampton Jones have purchased corporate memberships.

    Xmas Gift Memberships

    Today we have added xmas gift memberships $45. If you've got a friend who you think would love the first hour of every ride free then this is for them. Include your details in the pledge and when the campaign closes we will send you a gift voucher you can print and give your friend on xmas day! 

     

    What can you do to help?

    Keep telling everyone you can about the project, like us on facebook, suggest corporate pledging to organisations. With your help we can get there!

    I’m always contactable at [email protected] and more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. We’ve also got a FAQ page on the PledgeMe page, which deals with some of the questions we’re getting most often, in case you’re interested! 

    Thank you so much for your ongoing support!

     

     

    The crowd funding campaign is supported by:

    Nextbike

    MoreFM

    Treadlie Magazine

    Pepes Mexican Grill

    Ontrack

    Lexa Films

    Ministry of Awesome

    The Christchurch Star

    Come and say hi this Saturday

    12/12/2014 at 8:55 AM

    Hi Supporters,

    This saturday we will be in the re:start mall from 11-1. Come and find out more about the project, try the bikes out and win some burritos!

    Dont forget to like us on facebook and remember to tell your friends about chchbikeshare.co.nz

    See you on Saturday!

    We're almost at 40%

    10/12/2014 at 3:08 PM

    Hi Christchurch Bike Share Supporters. 

    Thanks to your support we have just about cracked the 40% mark!

    update inforgraphic

     

    We've been blown away by the support and interest the project has received. Last night 3news ran a great story on the project. 

     

    Our goal for the end of this week is to reach the 60% mark. Can we do it? With your help we think we can. 

     

    How you can help:

    • Sharing the PledgeMe page across your own networks! Colleagues, friends + family - we love support from anyone who is interested! If you can also tell them why you think that public bike share is important, then that’s an added bonus. Thank you! 

     

    • Connect with us on Facebook (under Christchurch Bike Share) and encourage others to do so as well. Not only do we share updates, but there are also tasty prizes to be won, thanks to Pepe’s Mexican Grill. Get involved! 

     

    • Were looking for awesome Christchurch employers who would like to make corporate pledges and shout all their employees memberships at the same time! If you know someone you think might be interested be sure to tell them about it or pass their details on. 

     

    Got questions?

     

    I’m always contactable at [email protected] and more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. We’ve also got a FAQ page on the PledgeMe page, which deals with some of the questions we’re getting most often, in case you’re interested!

     

    Thank you so much for your ongoing support!


    And, it’s also appropriate to thank our sponsors who have helped us get to this point. Any support that you can send their way will be appreciated - by them, and by us! Thanks, team.

    Nextbike

    MoreFM

    Treadlie Magazine

    Pepes Mexican Grill

    Ontrack

    Lexa Films

    Ministry of Awesome

     

    The Christchurch Star

    Week 1 Update

    03/12/2014 at 4:59 PM

    Hi Everyone,

    Thank you for all your pledges and words of support in the first week of the campaign! Its been great to see so many people backing the project.  At the end of week one this is how we were tracking:

     

    week 1 inforgraphic

     

    We are now almost at the 10k mark. Who can help us get past 10k?

     

    Theres some great Christchurch businesses who have already pledged their support and more looking to contribute in the next week. With their help we’ll be much closer to the target.

     

    Make sure you like us on facebook where theres more info, competitions, and surveys.

     

    We’ve added some frequently asked questions to our pledgeme page. 

     

    We all want bike share in the central city! What can you do to help us achieve the goal?

     

    1) Tell all your friends, like our facebook page, and share the project on social media

     

    2) Help us find Christchurch companies who want to support the project and buy corporate memberships for all their staff.

     

    3) Pledge! (If you haven’t pledged already). There’s great rewards, prizes, and memberships

     

     

    Special thanks to our supporters:

    Nextbike

    MoreFM

    Treadlie Magazine

    Pepes Mexican Grill

    Ontrack

    Lexa Films

    Ministry of Awesome

    The Christchurch Star

     

     

      Anonymous pledger
      2014-12-21 19:27:54 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-12-21 19:20:59 +1300
      Daryl Strawbridge
      2014-12-21 18:36:04 +1300
      Peter Cox
      2014-12-21 17:39:24 +1300
      Dorine
      2014-12-21 16:50:38 +1300
      Baptiste MARCONNET
      2014-12-21 15:22:02 +1300
      Ross Mackintosh
      2014-12-21 15:18:43 +1300
      Mark Waterhouse
      2014-12-21 15:17:05 +1300
      Gillian Waterhouse
      2014-12-21 15:12:55 +1300
      Phill Coxon
      2014-12-21 13:00:02 +1300
      Julian O'Neale
      2014-12-21 11:30:01 +1300
      Gordon Hartley
      2014-12-21 10:28:54 +1300
      Claire Buttigieg
      2014-12-21 10:24:28 +1300
      Our Own Ron.
      2014-12-21 10:14:41 +1300

      "BB is so pleased you reached your total. The team thought we'd give you a little extra - rather than doing Christmas presents! Congrats! "

      Scott Menzies
      2014-12-21 08:27:40 +1300
      Char Macpherson
      2014-12-21 06:27:47 +1300

      "Looking forward to coming into town and having a bike & helmet available for geting around the city. I so hope it does work. I imagi e it will be a matter of use it or lose it. Getting nits would piss me off but I'm willing to take my chances. :) Thanks for taking on the challenge of setting the project up."

      Vicky Palmer
      2014-12-21 05:43:12 +1300
      Kevin
      2014-12-21 04:18:49 +1300
      David Cambridge
      2014-12-20 23:57:22 +1300
      Tim Kevern
      2014-12-20 23:19:51 +1300
      Stéphane Chrétien
      2014-12-20 21:07:02 +1300
      Jessica Vereijssen
      2014-12-20 20:15:33 +1300
      Jeffrey Paparoa Holman
      2014-12-20 20:12:15 +1300

      "Cool idea! Has wheels."

      Tamsyn Isherwood
      2014-12-20 18:34:17 +1300
      Daryl Gregory
      2014-12-20 17:17:44 +1300

      "great idea about time"

      Mike Fiddymont
      2014-12-20 16:42:10 +1300
      Gareth Rodda
      2014-12-20 16:05:24 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-12-20 12:55:03 +1300

      "Great work Rob. Said that I would be in, and even better im in with a membership ^^ Promise to use this great service"

      Tod Harris
      2014-12-20 11:24:02 +1300

      "Great to see that you have reached your target Rob :) been a long time coming, all the best for the rest of this project."

      Philippa Burns
      2014-12-20 11:10:27 +1300
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 21/12/2014 at 7:27 PM.