We operate world-class city bike share systems. From data-driven planning, to station building and maintenance, to engaging the local community, our proven technology manages bike share platforms that are efficient, intelligent, and ready to scale.
At Urban Infrastructure Partner, our main objective is to improve mobility in growing urban areas. Bike sharing is one of the most effective ways to reduce traffic congestion, relieve pressure from crowded public transit, and improve quality of life for city residents.
Many cities have adopted bike share schemes, but few have implemented and operated them to their full potential. We believe that shared infrastructure systems like city bikes aren’t just a novelty; they’re an increasingly critical element of urban mobility. Our world-class bike share platform is designed as quality urban infrastructure that’s sustainable over the long term, and ready to scale. We’ve placed technology at the core of our operations, offering an integrated digital platform that includes real-time analytics, user-friendly apps, and advanced software.
Our intelligent bike sharing services include the following: custom integrated technology, a creative approach to user engagement and customer experience, full-service operations, and financial solutions.
In 2016, UIP took over the operation of Oslo City Bike on behalf of Clear Channel Norway. UIP is responsible for all financing, operation, and development of the service. Oslo City Bike is UIP's flagship system. By the end of its first season (2016), the new Oslo City Bike had achieved: 46,000 city bikers, a 60% increase from the previous system in 2015, and over 2,000,000 trips, a 110% increase from the previous system in 2015.
By the end of the second season (2017), there were: 77,000 city bikers, a further increase of 67% compared to 2016; and 4,700,000 total trips made since the new system launch in 2016.
With an average of 9.8 trips per bike per day, Oslo City Bike is now one of the most efficiently operated bike sharing systems in the world. We have integrated data analysis and prediction models into the product to fully optimize our operations. This effect-based model is a more sustainable solution, as it minimizes unused resources while maximizing the overall results.
Information about available bikes and locks has been made available in Ruter, Oslo’s public transportation app. This provides live status reports of city transport, including city bikes. Offering more predictable mobility through seamless access to all transport options makes sustainable choices easier for Oslo residents.
The municipality of Bærum outside Oslo utilized our platform to plan, develop, and launch their bike sharing system in early June 2016. Bærum operates their bike sharing system independently.
From 20 May to 7 June 2016, UIP established a complete but temporary bike sharing system in Bergen that included 11 stations and 182 bikes. The system was sponsored by DNV.GL in association with Bergen International Festival. In just two and a half weeks, nearly 13,000 people registered and over 34,000 trips were completed. The goal was to create a positive disruption in the city’s mobility infrastructure and to introduce city bike sharing to the people of Bergen, which was met with an overwhelming enthusiasm.
From June to October 2017, UIP established a temporary bike sharing system in Bergen sponsored by Sparebanken vest and in cooperation with the Bergen municipality. The system, which was a different model than the previous year in that it was a complete system, featured 300 city bikes across 30 stations. The system was a great success, with 15,000 unique city bikers throughout the season. 149,155 trips were logged during the four-month scheme, which gave the city valuable data for other municipal projects, including the procurement of a permanent bike sharing solution in Bergen. UIP shared insights and data with Sparebanken vest, which contributed to city development.
See the Trondheim City Bike website here.