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 20 through January 27.
Austin, which just launched its bike share system on December 21, is already reporting 3,880 trips. That’s nearly double the projections Bike Share of Austin had for their first month. The system is currently made up of 11 stations, but plans are to have 40 stations operational before South by Southwest in mid-March.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
City CarShare has launched a pre-pilot electric bike share program. There are currently only two bikes in the pre-pilot, however, with a reported $2 million grant for a three-year pilot, the program could grow to 90 bikes at 25 stations. Recently, Bay Area Bike Share, a separate operation managed by Alta, announced a milestone of 100,000 rides in its first four months.
This past Friday, Savannah’s Chatham Area Transit (CAT) launched its bike share program. The CAT Bike Program, operated by B-cycle, opened with two stations and 16 bikes in downtown Savannah.
Mayor Bob Buckhorn, alongside representatives from CycleHop and Social Bicycles, unveiled the branding for Tampa Bay bike share. According to Josh Squire, CEO of CycleHop, Coast Bike Share will serve as a model for several more system roll-outs this year in Phoenix, Orlando, and Atlanta.
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What do fruit bats and bike share have in common? Australian researchers are working to expand the application of the their solar-powered sensors to track environmental conditions in cities.
There’s been a lot of news and major speculation about the effect PBSC’s bankruptcy could have on bike share in America. Articles from both NPR and Streetsblog take a deeper look at the state of bike share in the nation.