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 October 21 through October 27.
It looks like B-Cycle had a few extra orange bikes from their Santiago launch that they’re releasing into their other systems. Check out this photo from Denver!
Bike Nation’s first Fullerton stations are in the ground and the system is expected to launch in November. The system is called BikeLink and is a collaboration between Bike Nation and the Orange County Transit Authority.
Nice Ride is set to close for the winter months on November 3 and will re-open once the weather warms up again in spring.
New York, NY
B-cycle’s expansion into South America ‘BikeSantiago’ is open to the public. The bike share system is sponsored by Itau, which is one of Chile’s largest banks. Itau and BikeSantiago released a video to celebrate the launch and promote the ‘narajanitas!’
Ever wonder how long it would take you to get from DuPont Circle to the Washington Monument by Capital Bikeshare? Now you can find out with this online tool.
Kimpton Hotel offers bikes for hire at 60 of its locations worldwide.
The planning implications of detailed geospatial trip data–by bike or otherwise–cannot be overstated. Salon took a closer look at some of the work of Oliver O’Brien and his team at the University College London’s Center for Advanced Spatial Analysis. Salon didn’t bring up the power of real-time GPS data, however, which can be found in Hoboken and elsewhere
Spotcycle, the ubiquitous bike share app, is seeking feedback! Check it out here.
And here’s how bike share is shaping cities according to The Economist.