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 23 through September 29.
Hubway will add 18 new stations over the next week.
Boulder B-cycle proves resilient to a 1000-year rain in Boulder County.
Real-time GPS offers city planners and bike share operators very interesting planning and promotional tools. Check out this time-lapse of trips in Hoboken from a week in August, 2013.
Hangzhou is home to one of the world’s biggest programs with over 60,000 bikes, and Bikeshare.com’s Winnie Fong had a chance to use the system. Check out her experience here.
Facing a “liquidity problem” there is speculation surrounding PBSC’s ability to pay back its debt to the City of Montreal.
Vélib’ has been getting hit hard by vandals and it may require the system to remove a significant number of bikes and stations from the system.
Providence issues a RFP for bike share operations and equipment. Bidders are expected to submit by October 21.
Santa Monica, CA
Last Tuesday, Santa Monica’s City Council approved a motion to move forward with the city’s bike share program. It is expected to issue a RFP in the next couple of weeks.
Just after its third birthday, Capital Bikeshare is expanding into Maryland.