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The Country’s Largest Bike-Share Operator Is Now Making Its Bikes In Detroit

Credit: FastCoExist
​The company that manages New York’s bike-share program—along with many of the other major bike-share networks in the country—has decided to start manufacturing bicycles in the U.S. In part, that’s because bike share is growing quickly, and Motivate, the company that runs the programs, wanted to be able to respond equally quickly with production. As cities expand their fleets, Motivate decided to revamp production and manufacture bikes in Detroit. Read more... Read more

Boston Bike Cafe Has Transportation Equity on the Menu

​A former streetcar station in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood will be transformed into the Sip and Spoke Bike Kitchen, which is slated to open in the spring of 2017. Sip and Spoke is Dorchester resident Noah Hicks’s business idea of combining a bike shop and cafe in one place. Hicks describes those who use bikes out of financial necessity over cars and public transportation as his chief customer base. Read more... Read more

Essentials of Bike Parking: Selecting and Installing Bicycle Parking that Works

​The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals released “Essentials of Bike Parking: Selecting and installing bicycle parking that works,” a report that provides guidance for purchasing and planning for bicycle parking fixtures, both for short-term and long-term parking. Learn more... Read more

Will Fourth Try Be Charm for Charm City Bikeshare?

​Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that Baltimore is once again seeking proposals from vendors interested in managing and operating the city’s long-awaited bike-sharing program. Current plans call for at least 250 bicycles at 25 stations around Baltimore with $2.8 million in seed money already in place. Read more... Read more
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