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 19 through August 25.
Some of the same complaints that pestered New York City’s bike share system when it launched also plague Chicago’s Divvy. Residents of one building are suing the Chicago Department of Transportation over an installed station that they claim devalues property, creates safety problems, and causes trash build-up, despite the fact that many real-estate professionals see bike share stations as an amenity that increase property values.
City employees get a 27% discount on annual Divvy membership, so one local news station sheds tears.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri
Visitors to Kansas City have another reason now to stick around longer and come back more often. Annual members can now check out bikes free for the first hour–fifteen more minutes than Ciiti Bike annual members. Watch out, NYC!
NEW YORK CITY, New York
If you wanted a map of which Citi Bike stations are most often full or empty, here you go.
Omaha B-cycle is adding a few new stations.
CycleHop and B-cycle are the two companies in the running for Orlando’s bike share program.
Mayor Michael Nutter and Deputy Mayor for Transportation & Utilities Rina Cutler announced on Thursday that the city will be getting bike share in summer 2014. And property owners can offer to host bike share stations away from the public right-of-way.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas
First it came to Madison. Now it’s coming to San Antonio. B-cycle’s three-wheeled bike hits the second city in the B-cycle network. You’re next, Spartanburg/Broward/SLC/Omaha/etc.
SAN FRANCISCO, California
Who says a bike share bike can’t have a motor? In addition to leg-powered bikes that will be a part of the Bay Area Bike Share system soon, electric bikes will be available in San Francisco and Berkeley as a part of a separate system.
Bike share is closing the gender gap in cycling.