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 August 12 through August 18.
Bike share is coming to Austin in December. Vote for station locations now.
Copenhagen has sported a second-generation coin deposit bike share system since the late 90s. It has now done away with that system and has entered the 21st century with its Gobike program which launched on Friday. Take a closer look at the system and its unique tablet-based equipment here (note: it’s in Danish).
HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY
And if you don’t know what’s going on in Hoboken, WNYC looked closely at the Social Bicycles program that launched back in June.
Mesa’s Mayor and its city council was very positive about bike share as it plans to join Phoenix in welcoming a system.
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Rebalancing has been a perpetual issue in New York and many other cities alike. The issue was profiled by the New York Times. And, in other news, Citigroup is seeing some major benefits from its bike share sponsorship.
Alta has been having a difficult time finding a sponsor to help cover the costs of equipment. To keep the program from being further delayed, it looks like the City of Portland will foot the bill until the program is able to land a big-time sponsor.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
San Francisco moves one week closer to its August 29th launch.
Seattle’s City Council gave a “conceptual approval” of Puget Sound Bike Share’s preliminary plan to launch a bike share program.
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Bike share is on St. Louis’ horizon according to the mayor.
Have you registered for the first-ever bike share, car share, and ride share conference? If not, do it now!
Cities oriented toward cycling are the future. Find out why here.
Check out what Blue Cross Blue Shield has gotten from its various bike share sponsorships.