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 30 through October 6.
$326,000 approved to go to a Boise bike share program has been revoked after a weighted COMPASS vote.
Brno, Czech Republic
A group of coffee shops have created their own DIY bike loaner system in the small town of Brno in the Czech Republic–buy a cup of coffee, put down a small deposit, and use a bike.
In the spirit of the Shared-Use Mobility Summit, Columbus will be welcoming car2go this month, which will work in tandem with the city’s new bike share program, CoGo.
New York City, NY
Citi Bike is participating in the 11th Annual Open House New York, a project that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the companies, landmarks, and historical sites that make New York the city that never sleeps.
Orlando has selected CycleHop and Social Bicycles to operate and supply the equipment for its bike share program set to launch Spring 2014.
Pittsburgh City Council suspended a bill on Tuesday that would have advanced the city’s bike-sharing project after council members expressed frustrations that their districts were being left out of the operations area. And then on Wednesday, they approved legislation that would permit the siting of bike share stations.
San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Bike Share is hosting an open house on October 16 to decide where the next 15 stations will be placed.
The bike share program, which was expected to launch late this year, is being pushed to the first quarter of next year.
The government shutdown has had a slightly unexpected affect on Capital Bikeshare. The system saw its busiest Tuesday and Wednesday ever, as well as its most rides from members (not day pass users) ever.
US PIRG published a study that draws connections between the developing shared economy, social networking and technology development, and reduced vehicle miles traveled especially amongst young people.