Author: James Ayre

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Bikesharing Riders Get In Far Fewer Crashes

A new study conducted by the Mineta Transportation Institute has found that bikeshare riders get in far fewer crashes and collisions than other cyclists. Somewhat amazingly, there is actually yet to be a single death in the US that occurred during the utilization of a bikeshare service here. Considering that cyclist deaths are not exactly uncommon […]

May 19th

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

Salt Lake City Street’s Decision To Replace Parking With Bike Lanes Boosted Business

A popular street in Salt Lake City (300 South, also known as Broadway) somewhat recently decided to replace on-street parking with a protected bike lane, and to monitor the effect on the area afterwards. What effect does such a transition have on nearby business? What the in-house study done on the matter found, was that […]

April 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