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 2 through December 8.
The world’s most bike-friendly city just got a bit friendlier. Copenhagen debuted a countdown to their bike signals placed 100 meters away from the signal so you have ample time to stop. Check it out here.
Need a job? CDOT is hiring a Program Manager for Divvy tasked with managing the city-owned bike share system. Think you got what it takes? Apply here!
Last summer, the University of Oregon chose B-cycle to supply equipment for a university-wide bike share program. Now the university’s home city of Eugene is making a push to have a bike share program as well as it applies for a federal grant to fund the project.
On December 13, Barclays Cycle Hire will add 150 stations in southwest London, taking the grand total up to 706 stations.
Milwaukee’s Public Works Committee unanimously approved a 28 station bike share program set to launch in 2014 with equipment from B-cycle. The program is expected to be funded through a $1.6 million grant–80% to come from CMAQ with a 20% ($320,000) local match.
Paul Loomans of GRID Bike Share talks about what it’s like to live car-free and how he made the transition.
San Antonio, TX
San Antonio is set to expand its B-cycle program with $1 million in federal money and $278,000 in local match to bring in approximately 15 more stations.
Taiwan’s Premier, Jiang Yi-huah, has said that government will not be entirely responsible for subsidizing bike share throughout the island nation. Despite this, he has encouraged cities to pursue contracts with vendors for bike share programs nationwide.
With the help of Bell Media, the City of Toronto has taken control of the Bixi program. The takeover was made possible by re-appropriating funds from Bell Media meant to purchase automatically flushing public toilets. As we reported last week, operations will likely be handed over to Alta Bicycle Share.
To close or not to close? That is the question… for many bike share operators this winter. Find out what factors go into determining whether a program should remain open or hibernate for winter.
Amy Harcourt from Bikes Make Life Better talked with us about being a bike fleet consultant. Learn how bikes can help businesses achieve core business objectives and more in this Nuts & Spokes interview.
ITDP released a landmark study on the bike sharing industry that made major waves on Thursday. Learn more about the study here.
Spokefly, a peer-to-peer bike sharing business, is attempting to make use of idle bicycles.