Tag Archives: Bike Share

Memphis Bike Share Will Be Private, Nonprofit, and Community-Led

​When local companies, organizations, and community-members in Memphis found out that getting a publicly-driven bike share system would be a no-go, they didn’t give up. In fact, they decided to take matters into their own hands. The result of the collaboration is Explore Bike Share, which is setting up for its big launch later this year with 60 stations and 600 bikes. Read more... Read more

Portland Wants to Make Bike Share Work for Disabled Riders

​Portland has one of the largest “smart” bike shares in the U.S., and soon it might also have one of the most diverse, adding hand-powered cycles, easy-balancing trikes, and tandems to its 1,000-strong fleet. The Portland Bureau of Transportation is developing an adaptive-bike pilot project to supplement its Biketown program, which rents Nike-sponsored bikes with GPS and solar-powered LCD displays. The idea is to serve more riders with disabilities who have been vocal in lobbying the city for bikes they... Read more

Building Jobs While Building Bikeshare

​Perhaps the grandest vision of bike share is one in which the system acts not only as a transportation service, but also as an essential community resource. That’s exactly what First Sergeant Jim Duffney, CEO and Founder of Corps Logistics, is hoping to achieve through his contract with Baltimore Bike Share. Duffney uses his company to employ veterans who’ve struggle with homelessness, addiction, and poverty. Together they operate and service the city’s bike share system. Read more... Read more

Companies Are Offering Capital Bikeshare as a Perk to Lure Millennials

​Some employers in the Washington region are getting creative in recruiting millennials, offering them Capital Bikeshare memberships as part of their benefits packages. More than 160 employers in the District are corporate members of the region’s bike system, giving their workers free or subsidized access to the network of 3,700 bikes. Employers and city transportation officials say adding Bikeshare as a flexible commuting benefit is becoming a hot perk as the bike-riding population continues to grow. Some see it as... Read more

Bike Share in the US: 2010-2016

​The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released the first-ever nationwide count of bike share rides in the United States. NACTO’s data shows that over 88 million trips have been taken on a bike share bike in the U.S. since 2010, when the first modern bike share systems in the country were established. Bike share has grown to 55 systems across the country, with over 42,000 total bikes. This has meant that one of the lowest-cost transportation options is... Read more

The State of American Bike-Share

​It’s no secret that bike-share systems have exploded across the U.S. in the past decade. The four first modern bike-share systems in the U.S. were launched in 2010, and there are now 54 systems with over 42,000 total bikes. Usage grew from a mere 320,000 trips taken in 2010 to over 28 million trips in 2016; since 2010, 88 million trips have been taken on a bike-share bike in the U.S. Read more... Read more
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