Bike Share RFP

On December 8th, 2020, Cuyahoga County, in coordination with the City of Cleveland and Bike Cleveland, began soliciting proposals from a qualified consultant to:

This shared mobility network equipment expansion, funded through the Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative of the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, will support a dynamic and equitable public bike and scooter share system.

The proposed network equipment will expand Cleveland’s existing bike and scooter share program, and will be placed within the geographies served by the current system as well as a broader geography in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, as outlined in the Scope of Services. The proposed equipment will provide supportive infrastructure in the form of bike share and scooter parking and education solutions that enable the general public to rent bicycles and scooters at low cost and use the system in an orderly fashion, thereby increasing access to jobs, services, education, cultural, and recreational destinations while also improving community health and supporting local economic development. Proposals should include best practice technologies in equipment and design, and demonstrate an equitable and sustainable approach in locating parking and educational infrastructure that extends the reach and accessibility of traditional “docked” shared mobility systems.

Implementation of the network equipment recommendations created through this solicitation will be bid out separately in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Ohio Department of Transportation. Implementation is planned for Spring 2021, with potential expansion through 2022 and beyond.

Download the full Request for Proposals here.

RFP Questions/Answers

Questions regarding the RFP were required to be submitted by December 16th. In the below link you will find the questions that were submitted and the responses from the local project sponsors. We hope these responses provide additional clarity on the project and expected deliverables. If you need additional clarity on any of the questions, email

RFP Questions/Answers

Instructions for Proposers

Bike Cleveland will accept questions about this RFP through Wednesday, December 16th via email only to Please label question emails with the subject: “Bike Share Network Equipment Expansion RFP – Cleveland Cuyahoga County – Questions.” Responses will be shared with all interested parties and posted to no later than Friday, December, 18th at 3pm.

Proposals are due to Bike Cleveland in PDF format by Thursday, December 31st 2020 at 5pm EST. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.

Please limit your response to no more than 15 pages. Additional materials that cannot reasonably be shared within these pages (i.e.: resumes, proof of insurance, etc.) can be provided in appendices referenced throughout your response. Email proposals to Jacob VanSickle at with the subject: “Bike Share Network Equipment Expansion RFP – Cleveland Cuyahoga County – Proposal.”