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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 8th

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

2011 Sustainable Transport Award Winner: Guangzhou, China

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy recently announced the 2011 Sustainable Transport Award winner, which, as you can see, is Guangzhou, China. Its new bus rapid transit (BRT) system, which integrates bike lanes, bike share and metro stations was a big reason why it won. Here’s a statement from Dario Hidalgo, a member of […]

February 4th

First Bike Sharing Program in U.S. without Bike Stations?

“A small start-up near Washington, D.C. has started what it calls ‘the first stationless smart bike sharing program in North America.’ And all it took to get the system up and running was some bikes, U-locks and mobile phones.” That’s the intro to an interesting story on TheCityFix. It’s an in-depth piece on how three […]

February 3rd

Ecolocalizer Link Drop

To share more stories with our wonderful readers, I’ve decided to start doing a weekly “link drop” — in other words, I’ll drop links to great stories we couldn’t cover (plus a little intro). Hope you find this helpful and enjoy it. Studies Show the Connection Between Travel Times to Food Stores and Public Health […]

December 10th

New York City Bike-Sharing Program Plans Move Forward

I wrote on New York City’s large, potential bike-sharing program a few months ago, the only proposed bike-sharing program in North America that will compare to the famous and highly successful Paris Vélib’ system (or even Barcelona’s Bicing program). NYC’s bike-sharing program has just moved forward now, with New York City’s Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Commissioner Janette […]

November 26th

New York City Bicycle Sharing Program to be BIG!

I just wrote a piece on a cool visualization project of the new London cycle scheme, or bike sharing program. Now, on the other side of the Atlantic, we have some very exciting news about a bicycle sharing program in New York. I have been pretty critical of U.S. bicycle sharing programs in the past, […]

August 23rd