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 6 through January 12.
Ann Arbor, MI
Start Garden, a $15 million seed fund, recently invested $5,000 into Ann Arbor-based A2B, a bike share company specializing in smart bikes.
Chicago’s brutal cold caused a handful of station issues for Divvy, leaving bikes unlocked and not allowing members to check out bikes. However, no members have been charged for lost or stolen bikes to date.
Michigan is in the middle of a major bike share boom. Check out all the cities that have launched or are in the process of launching bike share in the state.
Wondering how to implement bike share in a hilly city? Well, stay away from the hills to start.
Serco has extended its contract with TfL to operate Barclay’s Cycle Hire for another two years. The contract will expire in July 2017.
DecoBike Miami Beach is expanding into the City of Miami with 70 stations and 700 bikes during the second quarter of 2014.
San Francisco, CA
According to Kim Lucas at DDOT, despite the bitterly cold weather, Capital Bikeshare ridership is up compared to a year ago. Lucas attributes the growth to the increase of the system size and the overall development of bicycling culture.
While Bikeshare.com can give you about 99% of everything that is happening and has happened in the bike share industry, here’s a list of resources available on the web for bike share information.
Urbanization trends of densification and urban core development are leading to more bike share programs around the world.
Is bike share right for your community? Probably. Here’s a list of reasons it’ll work in a city near you.
And Copenhagenize suggests that bike sharing shouldn’t be a city’s end goal, but rather a portion of a multi-pronged approach to a city’s alternative transportation policy.
And check out this map of the biggest bike share programs in the United States.