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 3 through August 11.
ANN ARBOR, Michigan
On Thursday, Ann Arbor’s city council approved $150,000 in funding to pay for part of a 14-station, 125-bike system to be developed.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand
If you want a bike share system in your town, maybe you’ve got to put city leader butts on bike seats.
Denver Bike Sharing’s executive director, Parry Burnap, has resigned to pursue her “passion for advancing sustainable design and practices around environmental and transportation-related systems.” Burnap was with Denver Bike Sharing from its inception in 2010.
Barclays Cycle Hire employees will end their 48-hour strike on Tuesday after issues relating to poor employee management and the imposition of a two-percent pay raise.
NEW YORK CITY, New York
Citi Bike is adding Astoria to it’s list of prospective neighborhoods to expand into.
SAN JOSE, California
If there is pent up demand for bike share anywhere, it’s the places with distances too short to bus and too long to walk. Doesn’t that sound just like San Jose, San Francisco’s sprawly neighbor to the south? Bay Area Bike Share started rolling out last week in Silicon Valley’s de facto capital. The system will officially launch on August 28th.
The Haicang District in Xiamen is studying bike share and looking to implement a program in addition to extensive bike infrastructure in the near future.
Conservatives don’t necessarily hate bike share. Check out this article examining bike share’s “Culture War” in more detail.
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