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System setup and operation cost estimates

Hosting and domain registration

  • domain registration - 5€ / year
  • hosting - 15€ / year

SMS system (API gateway) - optional

  • 140€ / year + 0.03€ / SMS
  • alternative: Android phone with open source gateway + 0.06€ / SMS (depending on your monthly rates)
  • alternative 2: no SMS system (only via web interface) - 0€

Installation

  • installation - 20 minutes
  • stand details - 1 minute / stand

Bicycles

  • Depending on local costs (are bicycle donations possible? / old and recycled bicycles)
  • 50€ / bicycle (type, quality, state etc.)

Locks

  • 20€ / lock

Physical setup (stands and bicycles)

  • difficult to estimate (depends on local costs, bicycle transportation options etc.)
  • bicycle cleaning, minor repairs, testing, numbering, setting lock code - 10 minutes / bicycle
  • stand location identification and scouting, photographing, setting up stand - 30 minutes / stand
  • bicycle transport (between stands etc., multiple at once, ghostriding etc.) - 5 minutes / bicycle

User registration

  • user registration and training - 15 minutes / user

Monthly overhead expenses

  • repair of 5% bicycles / month (one man)
  • bicycle repair incl. transport - 60 minutes / bicycle
  • repair place rent - individual
  • cost of man hours (volunteers or paid repairmen?)

Other expenses

  • repair place/base setup (tools, accessories, spare parts) - 200€
  • cost volunteer
  • base location influences costs (e.g. central location to all stands in radius is preferred)
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