Welcome to the Re-Dock — a weekly compendium of bike sharing news happening in places throughout the world. The Re-Dock stations you squarely at the center of the industry news that you want to know. This issue of the Re-Dock covers bike sharing news from July 6 through July 12.
Without a doubt, WE-cycle’s rebalancing trailer is the world’s most fun to drive.
EL PASO, Texas
El Paso’s city council is seriously considering bike share.
LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
Five equipment suppliers have been on hand and will be through July 17 for a demonstration to help the city decide which kind of bike share equipment is right for it.
LONDON, United Kingdom
Non-management staffers of Barclay’s Cycle Hire Scheme voted to strike over pay and working conditions.
LONG BEACH, California
Bike Nation hits another snag with permitting for kiosks and its Long Beach launch is being delayed for an indefinite amount of time.
SAN DIEGO, California
The SD city council approved a ten-year contract between the city and DecoBike to provide and operate a bike share system. It is expected to launch early 2014.
Bike share program gets its first B-cycle station at Discovery World Museum.
NEW YORK, New York
The sign that bike share has made it: when searching for an apartment, proximity to a bike share station is considered right up there alongside hardwood floors, a washer/dryer set, and a back porch.
The City of Ottawa is looking to turn over operations of its Bixi program to a private operator.
Six luxury apartment complexes in Jersey City and Boston are getting bike share programs from Zagster.
Crikey examines why bike share crashes happen less often than crashes on private bikes. Hint: bike share bikes are heavy, slow, and have a low center of gravity.