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 November 4 through November 10.
Check out this ride-along with the Divvy re-balancers who move 1,300 bikes per day. The article features a video interview with one of Divvy’s techs explaining his day to day work: “”[We] will just be rushing, jumping out, loading up bikes because [the stations] fill up that quickly,” said Caleb Usry, 34, who works as a Divvy “rebalancer.” “It’s like clockwork, Monday through Friday.”
And a new grant means that Divvy might be able to expand into the suburbs.
Sarah S. met had her first kiss with her fiance while using Denver Bike Sharing. She tells the sweet story in this video.
Los Angeles, CA
The LA Downtown News asks a question bikeshare.com has been asking since earlier this summer: ‘Will Los Angeles Ever Get a Bike Share Program?’
And had former mayor Antonio Villaraigosa heard about this theory on decision-making, LA might already have bike share.
New York, NY
Citi Bike hits 5 million trips! And the 6,000 bikes are ridden an average of six times per day. These newly released stats revealed that Citi Bike is beating Barclays in terms of daily number of trips despite having fewer bikes.
And Transportation Alternatives released another survey to help make Citi Bike better.
San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Bike Share has seen a bump in usage after its slow start. After starting with .92 trips per bike per day, it is now in the 2.7-3.7 range. And Heath Maddox, senior planner at SFMTA, also shared a planned 15-station expansion into the Mission/Casto Districts.
The tool that enables Capital Bikeshare users to find out average trip times between stations now has a feature that enables users to compare bike share trip times to other modes, including by foot, car, transit, or private bike.
Bike share is an amenity for housing developments–and the architecture and real estate industries are recognizing that.
Are you looking for a quick way to implement a separated bike lane in a neighborhood near you? Check out this ‘bike lane in a box’ from Copenhagenize.
And Steven Vance from Chicago Streetsblog has created a step-by-step guide on converting bike share JSON data to CSV data so that it can be put into GIS.