McCarney, the non-profit’s current Chief Executive Office and director, plans to leave the organization in October.
McCarney joined Bikeshare Hawaii in late 2014, when Bikeshare Hawaii was incorporated with the objective of launching a bikeshare program on behalf of the city and county of Honolulu and state of Hawaii.
She developed the Biki program that launched in mid-2017, offering about 1,000 rental bikes at 100 stations from downtown Honolulu to Diamond Head. Since then, Biki has successfully achieved its early objectives of becoming popular with both residents and visitors for short, one- to two-mile trips in urban Honolulu. Bikeshare Hawaii is currently in an expansion phase due to consumer demand.
“Lori played a critical role in making Biki a reality,” said Greg Gaug, chair of Bikeshare Hawaii’s Board of Directors in a news release. “Developing a program tailor-made to Honolulu, navigating the path to implementation, and managing its successful introduction and first year further demonstrate her commitment to making our community a better place. I speak for the board when I say we are truly grateful for her hard work, sacrifice and perseverance to make Biki what it is today. We wish her well in her future endeavors.”
McCarney, a former senior vice president at Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, plans to take a brief break from community service before putting her energy into other initiatives and to resume her triathlon career, which has been on hiatus.
“Biki was my Ironman these past couple of years,” said McCarney in a news release.