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 December 16 through December 22.

Austin, TX

Austin B-cycle opened to the public on Saturday, joining several U.S. cities to launch bike share in 2013 and becoming the fourth city in Texas to have a municipal bike share system.

Chattanooga, TN

Bike Chattanooga offers a membership discount for the holidays.

Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati is expected to welcome bike share in the summer of 2014.

The French Alps, France

A brave bicyclist rode a ‘Boris’ bike from Barclays Cycle Hire up the Ventoux, the Tour De Frances’ most difficult climb. We hope he wasn’t on the hook for any usage fees!

Hoboken, NJ

Social Bicycles released a graphic-heavy report on the Hoboken Bike Share Pilot Program that concluded in mid-November.

Houston, TX

Houston B-cycle is expanding with an additional station near a public housing development, bringing the total to 29 stations and 230 bicycles.

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne’s bike share expands, adding some new stations around the Metro area. We hope that the increased station density can turn around the low usage numbers.