It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces James Waddell’s departure as Executive Director of Boulder B-Cycle, effective November 4th, 2016.
Since 2012, James has played a critical role in the development and success of the organization, and while we will miss him and his inspiring leadership, we wish him the best of luck in his new endeavor. We want to thank him for the 4 years of dedicated service which involved many significant accomplishments at Boulder B-Cycle, including:
- Moving our system to operating 24/7 and 365 days a year.
- Expanding our system of stations and bikes by more than 100%.
- Expanding total pass sales by 51%: 11,559 to 17,491.
- Increasing annual trips by 327%: 25,354 to 82,927.
Under James’ guidance, bike sharing in Boulder has becoming an indispensable transit option and amenity to the residents, workers, students and visitors of Boulder. “We are an important contributor to the City of Boulder’s stated goal of achieving a 15% bicycle mode share and I take pride in helping Boulder confirm its status as one of the most bike friendly cities in the country,” said Mr. Waddell.
Kevin Crouse, long term Operations Director, has been appointed Interim Executive Director while the Board begins planning for the future.
Again, we cannot thank James enough for the passion, enthusiasm and motivation he has given Boulder B-Cycle over the past 4 years. We look forward to following the success of his career and are hopeful and excited for the next chapter of Boulder B-Cycle as we continue to support our community. If you have any questions or concerns during this transition process, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at email@example.com.
Gary Gomulinski, Chair, Board of Directors, Boulder B-Cycle