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 January 13 through January 20.
Bike share feasibility study finds that Cleveland could support a system of approximately 1,400 bicycles. The city will likely be releasing a RFP for operations in 2014.
Hawaii’s tourist mecca will likely be welcoming bike share in 2015. We named it one of the Ten Best Cities for Bike Share that Don’t Have it Yet in 2013.
Kansas City, KS
Kansas City B-cycle takes its second stab at crowd-funding bike share.
Bixi/PBSC’s run of financial issues has led to the company filing for bankruptcy protection. The company, which supplies equipment for Chicago, New York, DC, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Chattanooga, and Columbus bike share systems, has been riddled with financial issues for the last three years. It remains to be seen how this will affect their contracts.
New York, NY
Citi Bike’s tremendous impact on the bike share industry hasn’t been all positive. Check out the good and not so good effects of North America’s biggest bike share program.
And how does weather affect Citi Bike usage? Well, when it’s colder and wetter, people ride less. But check out this graph for more details.
San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Bike Share logged 100,000 rides in its first four months. That comes out to almost 900 trips per day, or just over one trip per day per bicycle.
The bike share industry has changed and grown dramatically since its inception in 1965 Amsterdam. Here’s an infographic featuring some of the industry’s biggest numbers.
Could Google Glass be the future of bike share wayfinding? Check out how it can be used now to help navigate a bike share system.