Mighty Touch teamed up with BCycle
Starting in 2017, Mighty Touch teamed up with BCycle, a Waterloo, Wisconsin-based public bicycle sharing company owned by Trek Bicycle, to develop an all-in-one bike dock that allows users to check out a bike using an app or membership card.
Previous systems, including the 1.0 and 2.0 Docks, require the user to walk to a kiosk to pay for and unlock the bike. The new product, called the 3.0 Dock, is designed to eliminate the need for the higher-cost, kiosk-based system and allow for easier installation, serviceability, and relocation of the dock.
This allows BCycle users to deploy more of (the 3.0 Docks) at a lower cost, which is really important because there is often not a lot of heavy funding behind these bike share systems. The more cost-effective they can be, the larger the footprint of the bike share programs. In addition to driving home a lower cost, these docks also have increased durability against outdoor elements as well as repeated high usage.