Peter Martinez, founder of Juice Bike Share (Website), has stepped down as the Director of Orlando’s first bike share program. Martinez founded the program four years ago, the company was purchased by Santa Monica-based CycleHop (Website) in the summer of 2013. CycleHop currently owns and operates bike share programs in 11 different cities across North America.
Martinez’s former position at Juice Bike Share is currently still open.
Martinez told Bungalower that his reasons for leaving centered on a desire to help more cities with more holistic, multi-modal transportation issues via his own consulting group, ModeSplit (Website). According to Martinez, ModeSplit is already working with a number of other cities on starting their own bike share programs and with a local startup looking to work with real-time transit data systems.
Editor’s Note: We heard all about the latter at this past weekend’s Downtown Credo Rally Makers Pitch Night where Martinez and local transit watchdogs, Nathan Selikoff and David Thomas Moran, presented their ideas to a room full of potential investors. Their idea will be the subject of a future story as they are still currently in the development phase, so we’ve respected their desire to remain unnamed in this post. We managed to take a photo of their pitch though.