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 27 through February 3.
“How does weather affect bike share?” It’s been a popular question during this pretty extreme winter season. We’ve seen how Citi Bike users have fared, but what about the folks using Capital Bike Share. Mobility Lab’s blogger Michael Schade explores the link between weather and ridership in 2013.
Atlanta City Council has approved the bike share proposal submitted by CycleHop, LLC. With equipment supplied by Social Bicycles, the program is expected to launch in Buckhead and Midtown/Downtown Atlanta later this year.
In a breath of fresh air for the bike sharing industry, Nice Ride is actively seeking ideas to improve its ridership in low-income and minority neighborhoods in North Minneapolis.
Alta Bicycle Share and 8D Technologies have announced a formal partnership as they focus on deploying “BSSv4″ in 2014. BSSv4 is an evolution of the current technology platform used to operate systems like Capital Bike Share, Hubway, and Nice Ride. In their press release, Alta Vice President Mia Birk states, “We are charting a new course with a fully integrated supply chain to support our world-class operations.” With PBSC’s bankruptcy, there’s still a lot to wonder about what this means in terms of a future equipment provider for the actual bicycles.
San Diego, CA
Launching a bike-share program on time is not an easy task. San Diego is looking at a slight delay as the City and DecoBike work to coordinate station approvals from multiple landowners and governing bodies.