Provide Guests With Bicycles

What Is It?

Providing bicycles to guests for their use for free helps guests avoid the need to rent a car, take a taxi, or use public transportation. It allows all guests to use a mode of transportation that is highly sustainable.


Providing guests with free, short-term use of bicycles has the potential to cut down on vehicle emissions and traffic congestion. Bikes do not emit pollutants and provide both mobility and exercise, and thus, they can be marketed in a multi-faceted manner: the hotel gets to claim the environmental benefits of the sustainable transportation and the guests are able to enjoy an amenity that allows them to both exercise and travel around the city.

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • The Colonnade Hotel
  • Forest City (link to Project Story)
  • Seaport Hotel
  • Sheraton Hotel

Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates

Additional Resources

A Small Sample of Providers and Installers around Boston


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