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 9 through December 15.
Austin B-cycle’s first station hit the ground last week in preparation for its December launch.
Frederick Wu of Spidermonkey Cycling finished a Cyclocross race in Chicago’s snowy and freezing weather using a Divvy bike. He finished in 83rd place.
And to follow-up their #DivvyRed campaign, Divvy has come out with a new ‘red unicorn’ bike with a holiday twist. Check out #HOLIDIVVY, the candy-cane pattern bike spreading the Christmas cheer all over Chicago.
Hamilton City Council gave its final approval on funding a citywide bike share program with equipment supplied by Social Bicycles.
On Friday, Barclays Cycle Hire expanded into south-west London with 150 stations and 2,000 more bikes.
Barclays will not renew its sponsorship of London’s bike share program in 2015. And despite some reported issues with operations, the city is expected to continue to work with Serco as the program’s operator.
New York, NY
The NYCDOT has calculated that Citi Bike rides comprise a third of all bicycle traffic within the service area.
B-cycle’s hometown system in Madison is closing for the winter. All the bikes were removed last Friday.
B-cycle also celebrated an extraordinary annual member named Stu, who clocked 1,338 B-cycle trips this year.
Melbourne’s stagnate bike share program is searching for a sponsor.
Salt Lake City, Utah
SLC Bike Share’s green bikes are going away for the winter.
Sacramento has been awarded close to $4 million for a regional bike share program. It remains to be determined if the system will be compatible with Bay Area Bike Share.
Capital Bikeshare hackers showed off what they’re able to do with bike share data at the new Transportation Techies meet-up.
Looking for a folding bike helmet that fits sleekly into a laptop bag or purse instead of lugging around the traditional variety? Look no further! Morpher, IndieGoGo’s latest crowdfunding scheme, aims to bring the collapsible helmet to the bike share market.