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Bicycle Lessons, Planning, Parking & Storage, and Consulting

Bicycle Solutions develops bicycle and pedestrian master plans, feasibility studies, safety assessments and designs (conceptual/schematic) for improved streets, intersections and interchanges. 

Since 1999 we’ve teamed with many of the big names in transportation and infrastructure planning, design, architecture, engineering and construction such as AECOM, Alta, Arup, BKF, Fehr & Peers, Jacobs, Mark Thomas, Parsons, and Walter P. Moore.  We also work directly with local agencies on small to medium  projects.

Add our expertise, writing and presentation skills, skilled field observations, “handlebar perspective” and knowledge of the bicycle community to your team.  We can help you win the work and deliver success and public support for your client’s project.

BIKE ROOMS, BIKE CAGES, and large-scale bike parking

We are bike parking experts, specializing in bike rooms and high-density storage for workplaces, multifamily residential complexes, and schools.  Our 22 years of  experience began in 1995 with 4 years as the first Bicycle Coordinator of Stanford University, where we installed over 3,000 rack spaces and 500 secure commuter spaces.  We co-authored the first two editions of the national (APBP) Bicycle Parking Guidelines.

We represent five major manufacturers of bike racks, lockers, bike repair stations and related fixtures.  We can help you create the best solutions without tying you to a single vendor, with the convenience of a single point of contact.  Our pricing is the same as factory-direct.

In the San Francisco Bay Area we’ve designed and installed bike parking for firms such as Facebook and SurveyMonkey, and many condominium and apartment developments.  We also work remotely with clients throughout the U.S., transforming floor plan sketches and measurements into CAD drawings.

Let us help guide your project smoothly from concept through design, ordering, delivery and installation.

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We offer expert individual and small-group coaching for all ages and skill levels, in San Francisco, Oakland, Alameda, San Mateo, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale.  John and his Instructor Partners have taught over 1,500 persons, ages 4 to 74, how to balance and pedal confidently for the first time.  For returning riders and more experienced bicycle users, we also offer off-street Bicycle Handling Skills lessons and on-street Ride-Along Coaching.


John is a nationally certified League Cycling Instructor (LCI).  He presents bike commuter safety workshops at workplaces throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and works 1-on-1 with employees at client firms to explore alternatives to driving to work.

planning AND design workshops

John Ciccarelli is an engaging presenter and workshop developer whose clients include UC Davis Extension, UC Berkeley Tech Transfer, L.A. DOT, L.A. County Metro, Caltrans (California DOT), and the Lane County (OR) Transit District.  Formats include half-day, full day, 1.5 day and 2-day, and can include on-bike “teaching tours”.

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Automotive consulting / Auto consulting

The automotive industry is experiencing a period of massive change towards the “Automotive Endgame” driven by major disruptive trends, which we summarize as “5 RACES”:

  • Real customer focus: Automotive and mobility leaders will put the customer and her needs at the center of their business and provide customer-centric propositions and processes on the same level as leading technology players do today. This is nothing short of a fundamental cultural change for the traditionally engineering- and product-oriented automotive industry.
  • Autonomous driving will form the foundation for completely new mobility solutions in urban mobility with self-driving robo-cabs over the next few years. In addition, autonomous driving will become available as an option in Premium and Luxury vehicles.
  • Connectivity/Digitalization: All cars will be connected to the internet and essentially become digitally enabled devices on wheels. Increasing connectivity and digitalization will lead to new service offerings, but also impact the multi-channel customer journey.
  • Electric powertrains will grow steeply to meet emission standards; once price parity is reached, customer-driven momentum will push this trend further.
  • Shared mobility services will result in new solutions for urban mobility. 

All traditional manufacturers and suppliers will need to develop their own answers and strategies to cope with the 5 RACES and to be well set up for the “Automotive Endgame”. Each of the RACES will require massive investments and the development of often new capabilities, including software. Given the magnitude of the challenge, we believe that no player will be able to implement proprietary solutions for all 5 RACES without strong partnerships.

The speed and trajectory for each of these trends will depend on many factors. Adoption of electric vehicles, for instance, depends heavily on regulations at the national and even city level, further cost reductions for batteries and cells, the availability of competitive products including range and charging time, the availability of charging infrastructure in cities and highways, and more. We have built and are continually refining our proprietary data models for the 5 RACES, which are scenario-based and forecast the tipping points in the adoption S-Curves under specific premises.

The 5 RACES will have a massive impact on profit pools over the next decade and beyond. In some key urban areas mobility will likely be revolutionized by shared electric self-driving robo-cabs. As major trends such as autonomous driving and new mobility services allow for platform economics, the early movers—at least, those who make the right moves—may have an opportunity to build highly profitable and prohibitive business models. In contrast, companies who take a wait-and-see approach may either miss the chance to participate in certain profit pools or be forced to make huge investments to catch up.

Leading OEMs and suppliers will:

  • Pick their battles and drive for leadership position in selected RACES. This will often require substantial investments in M&A and certain capabilities that are often outside of traditional automotive strongholds. It will be critical for these companies to provide a differentiated omni-channel customer interface, bringing brand values to life and establishing a unique

Automotive & Transportation Market Consulting and Research Reports

Autonomous Vehicle Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Transportation, Defense), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, MEA), And Segment Forecasts, 2021 – 2030

The global autonomous vehicle market demand is estimated to be at approximately 6.7 thousand units in 2020 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 63.1% from 2021 to 2030. Self-driving cars, also known as autonomous vehicles (AV), are a key innovation in the automotive industry. They h…Read More »

March : 2020

Automotive Aftermarket Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Replacement Part (Tire, Battery, Filters), By Distribution Channel, By Service Channel, By Certification, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 – 2027

The global automotive aftermarket size was valued at USD 378.4 billion in 2019 and is expected to register a CAGR of 4.0% from 2020 to 2027. The market is majorly driven by the pursuit of automobile drivers to enhance their vehicle performance in terms of exhaust sound, speed, appearance…Read More »

February : 2020

Aerospace Parts Manufacturing Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Engine, Aircraft Manufacturing, Avionics), By End Use (Commercial, Military, Business), And Segment Forecasts, 2020 – 2027

The global aerospace parts manufacturing market size was estimated at USD 907.2 billion in 2019 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 4.1% from 2020 to 2027. Rising demand for lightweight, new-generation, and fuel-efficient aircraft, owing to the emphasis on reducing greenhouse emission…Read More »

February : 2020

Electric Scooters Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Retro, Standing/Self-Balancing, Folding), By Battery (Sealed Lead Acid, NiMH, Li-Ion), By Voltage, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 – 2030

The global electric scooters market size was estimated at USD 18.6 billion in 2019. Rising need for fuel-efficient vehicles, backed by increasing concerns over carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, is expected to drive the adoption of electric scooters (e-scooters) over the forecast perio…Read More »

February : 2020

Automotive Wheels Aftermarket Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles), By Material Type, By Coating Type, By Rim Size, By Distribution Channel, By Region, And Segments Forecasts, 2019 – 2025

The automotive wheels aftermarket size was valued at USD 5.79 Billion in 2018. The market is expected to register a CAGR of 3.0% from 2019 to 2025. Automotive wheels market has gained high traction in the last few years, owing to the high demand for the racing, sport, and luxury passenge…Read More »

December : 2019

Skid Steer Loaders Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By ROC (Upto 1,250 lbs, 1,251 lbs to 2,200 lbs, More than 2,200 lbs), By Application (Construction & Mining, Agriculture), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 – 2025

The global skid steer loaders market size was valued at USD 2.15 billion in 2018 and is expected to register a revenue-based CAGR of 2.4% from 2019 to 2025. Globally, around 42 thousand skidsteers were sold in 2018 and the demand is expected to exceed 60 thousand units by 2025.