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
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