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 28 through November 3.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ann Arbor B-cycle is looking for public input on the program’s name.
Boulder B-Cycle partnered with a condom company for their latest ad campaign. Check out the post for the tongue-in-cheek advertisements that are particularly appropriate for Boulder’s college crowd.
Gabe Klein, Chicago’s transportation commissioner, will leave his position at the end of this month to return to the private sector. He has been associated with the launch of bike share in both Washington, DC and Chicago.
Divvy’s next social media campaign after #DivvyRed is #DivvyOn with the aim to get Chicago’s bike share riders motivated to ride through Chicago’s winter weather. They will be posting photos of extreme Divvy’ers on their homepage, to enter just use #DivvyOn.
And if you missed #DivvyWeen, check out this photo for a sneak peak into their Halloween contest. A couple dressed up as Divvy bikes!
Social Bicycles’ Hoboken pilot program will end on November 15–and now the area will have to decide what’s next for bike share in the region.
According to the Montreal Gazette, Nice Ride MN has accused PBSC of breaching its 2010 contract. It is being reported that Nice Ride and PBSC are attempting to work toward a mutual solution, though, little else is known about the accusation.
Philly has taken the next step toward bike share by issuing a RFP for equipment and operations.
San Francisco, CA
Two-thirds of San Franciscans want a larger Bay Area Bike Share system according to a San Francisco Bike Coalition poll. Those surveyed are clamoring for a 3,000 bike system for the City of San Francisco.
The Atlantic Cities believes that it is time we start talking about bike share as mass transit–something Bikeshare.com has been saying since our inception.
This is a fun piece from Movability Austin that compiles ‘uses for bike share that no one saw coming.’ Check it out for some interesting, funny, and inspiring stories about bike share.
B-cycle programs across the nation have been experiencing outages. Broward B-cycle is having issues after Madison, Fort Worth, and many other cities last week. Charlotte is also experiencing technical difficulties.
What form of transport will help you survive through a zombie apocalypse? Well, bike share, of course.