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 September 16 through September 22.
An estimated 1 million miles have already been logged on Divvy Bikes since it launched in July.
At least some of those miles can be attributed to the creative marketing strategies from the Divvy marketing team. Check out this interview with Divvy marketing director Elliot Greenberger for insight into the innovative ideas that are getting people excited about bike share.
NEW YORK CITY, New York
Transportation Alternatives, a New York City advocacy organization, is putting out the first in a series of surveys to find out what bike share riders think of the system so far. This is a public participation project to inform decision-makers on how to improve transportation systems in the city.
Evidently, bike share stations are (un)effective places to dock regular bikes too.
The Huffington Post thinks “This Citi Bike Tutorial Hates You.” If by “hates you” it mean “loves Citi Bike enough to roast it,” then we agree.
Slate says that when the world ends, we’ll probably be using bike share.
Sacramento made a push for bike share as it held a fundraiser for the system on Tuesday. But mayor of West Sacramento, Christopher Cabaldon, and others have raised concerns that stations are planned in too white of neighborhoods.
Salt Lake City, Utah
GREENbikes SLC will be offering free rides on Tuesday, September 24th.
SAN DIEGO, California
San Diego neighborhoods are vying for bike share, but station locations currently remain undecided.
Capital Bikeshare turned 3 years-old on Friday. Happy birthday, CaBi!
Bike commuting is up nine percent in 2012. Could bike share have something to do with it?
And, according to a recent survey, 49% of Americans are in favor of bike share and 17% are opposed to it. 34% live in Los Angeles and don’t know what bike share is yet.