Elliott McFadden has been the Executive Director of Austin B-cycle, the popular bike share system, since it launched in downtown Austin in December 2013, growning the system from 11 stations with 100 bikes to 50 stations and 400 bikes. He is a bike share industry leader, serving on the board of the North American Bike Share Association and as a member of BCycle's Operator Advisory Group. Elliott is a 22 year resident of Austin and social entrepreneur who has working in both business startup and non-profit ventures to make Austin a better place to live. He was the founder of Austin CarShare, the first carshare service in Texas and a precursor to Car2Go and Zipcar, and managed the successful campaigns to create the Travis County Hospital District in 2004 and pass $65 million in bond funding for affordable housing in 2013. Under Elliott's leadership, Austin B-cycle doubled first year projected rider usage and sales, won the Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association's "Urban Light" Award, and set a national bike share system record for most checkouts per bike/day during the 2014 SXSW Festival.
Made In Austin: Outdoor Originators
Day 1 features innovative Austin companies blending tech and sport to enhance the outdoor experience. Stick around for sunset yoga on the terrace after the panel.