Roam is a publicly shared bike lock network. Roam locks fit onto existing bike racks and are designed to eliminate bike theft globally, and make biking in cities safer and more accessible.
Roam worked across a complex set of partners using lean principles, agile processes to accelerate decision making and gain consensus on what was a viable solution. Rapid hypothesis testing helped to eliminate options and test new creative hardware paths.
Municipalities, universities, bike advocacy groups, software developers, hardware experts, manufacturers, researchers,funders and entrepreneurs all contributed to create the world’s first publicly shared bike lock. The pilot is scheduled to launch in Davis, California this year.