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Portland’s Expanded Bikesharing Program Launching In July (Map)

After a substantial amount of waiting, Portland, Oregon, will soon be home to its first major bikesharing program — with the launch of the recently expanded (before it was even launched) “Biketown” service now slated for July. As you may have heard, the new bikesharing program is being sponsored by Nike (to the tune of […]

April 29th

Charm City Bikeshare Receives Funding in Baltimore

According to the Baltimore Sun, Maryland’s largest city has recently released $2.36 million in funding for a bikeshare partnership with Canadian company Bewegen Technologies that will deploy 500 bikes on the streets this fall. The fleet will include 200 bikes with electric pedal assistance, which will be the largest share in North and South America, […]

April 5th

Bikeshare Riders Cycle Safer

According to research conducted by Mineta Transportation Institute(MTI),  bikeshare riders are actually safer cyclists. A recent article on Curbed.com reported that MTI found a lower accident rate for cyclists using a bikesharing program compared to other ‘regular’ cyclists. The institute’s peer-reviewed report, Bikesharing and Bicycle Safety, utilized interviews, long-term data and focus groups to research […]

March 31st

Nike Sponsoring A New Bikeshare In Portland

Portland has been the #1 large city for bicycling (in the United States) for a long time, considerate and supportive of bicycle commuting. The city shows that planning and consideration make a difference, and the city has even gone without any bicyclist deaths from accidents for several years. The latest news from Portland (other than this) is that Nike is sponsoring a […]

January 31st

“Go LA” App Integrates All Popular Modes

A new smartphone app, dubbed “Go LA,” is now available to give residents of Los Angeles a means of accessing data on most transportation modalities within a single app. The app was developed by the City of Los Angeles in conjunction with Xerox. It allows users to view comparisons (costs, time, distance, carbon emissions, etc) of the […]

January 29th

Moovit Provides Info On 110 Bikesharing Systems

Bikeshare program information for 110 different major cities around the world is now available in just a single smartphone app — the trip planning app Moovit — according to recent reports. The new update for the app (version 4.8) even allows users to check on the number of bikes available for use, and the number […]

January 26th

Bikesharing In Los Angeles Launches In Santa Monica

By Kyle Field Santa Monica and Venice Beach are two iconic Southern California destinations that embody the beach lifestyle in 2 very different ways. The upscale shopping mecca that is Santa Monica sports lots of EV chargers — many of which are free — and the architecture in the area exudes modern environmental awareness and […]

November 19th

Indego Bikeshare Is Special

“Cash or Credit.” Sounds like a good deal. Indego Bike Share is now offering affordable bicycling in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — not just another bikesharing program for the well-off. I believe Philadelphia to be a very pleasant city for pedestrians, due to longtime experience living there. Pedestrian life equates to more balance of the mind — walking is a good way […]

September 14th