Bike Sharing

July 3, 2011, 1pm PDT
More American cities are following successful European cities' leads and launching their own bike sharing systems.
McClatchy
June 25, 2011, 11am PDT
Channeling the Vélib bicycle rental system in Paris, the Capital Bikeshare program proves to be an unprecedented success in the States. Cities like Denver, Minneapolis, and NYC are starting to emulate.
The Infrastructurist
June 16, 2011, 10am PDT
In city after city, cyclists are hit, injured, and killed less often when using bike-sharing than when riding their personal bicycles.
Streetsblog
April 28, 2011, 10am PDT
The bike sharing system that's been operating in Washington D.C. has seen success in its early months, and an expansion is planned.
The Washington Post
April 13, 2011, 9am PDT
With the aggressive implementation of a new master plan, an expansion of grassroots organization-led rides, the Bike Miami Days ciclovia, and a new bike sharing system, Miami and its surrounding municipalities are finally embracing urban cycling.
Miami Herald
Blog post
February 19, 2011, 3am PST

While it is still in the early stages, it's nonetheless exciting to post that Hoboken and Jersey City are collaborating with Hudson County Transportation Management Association (TMA) to explore ways to bring a full-fledged bike sharing program to the west coast of the Hudson.  The full details are posted in a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) here:

http://www.hudsontma.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=227&cat_id=21&Itemid=61 

Ian Sacs
January 11, 2011, 1pm PST
In a review of the new bike sharing program in London, <em>The Economist</em> raises the question of whether the city wrongly predicted the existing demand for the service.
The Economist
December 13, 2010, 5am PST
Garrett Bradford of TheCityFix.com explores why bikesharing systems in, like those in Denver, the Twin Cities, and Montreal go into hibernation over winter and re-emerge anew in springtime.
TheCityFix
November 26, 2010, 5am PST
<em>WNYC</em> talks with New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan about the city's planned bicycle sharing system about how it will work and who it's intended to serve.
Transportation Nation
November 25, 2010, 5am PST
New York City is hoping to install a citywide bike sharing program with at least 10,000 bikes. The system could open by Spring 2012.
The New York Times
October 31, 2010, 5am PDT
The city's bike sharing program is expected to launch with a 1,000 bikes next year. But it won't be limited to the city.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 29, 2010, 8am PDT
More and more European cities are following the lead of cities like Paris and installing bike sharing systems. This article from <em>Der Spiegel</em> wonders if they'll last.
Der Spiegel
October 27, 2010, 1pm PDT
Erik Weber of non-profit EMBARQ argues that bike sharing systems combine the benefits of cycling and public transit and is a sustainable solution for cities.
TheCityFix
October 16, 2010, 5am PDT
London's 10-week old bike sharing program appears to be on its way to turning a profit, a rarity in the public transit world.
Guardian
October 14, 2010, 6am PDT
Bicycle advocates in London is calling on citizens to tell the city, via the web, where more bike parking is needed for the city's fledgling bike sharing program.
Guardian
September 16, 2010, 5am PDT
A local activist in Seattle has started his own small-scale ad hoc bike sharing system with a handful of free bikes scattered throughout his neighborhood.
The Stranger
August 27, 2010, 8am PDT
Bike sharing systems have been huge successes in cities like Paris and Barcelona. But due to their extensive infrastructure requirements, they're expensive to build. One man suggests a system run primarily by smart phones.
Grist
July 30, 2010, 12pm PDT
The Chicago Tribune interviews Josh Squire, the entrepreneur responsible for Chicago's bike sharing pilot program.
Chicago Tribune
June 29, 2010, 9am PDT
In this editorial, the Denver Post applauds the early success of the city's new bike-sharing program (launched on Earth Day) but notes that what's missing is urban street infrastructure for cyclists though there are plenty of recreational trails.
The Denver Post
April 15, 2010, 7am PDT
A new bike sharing system in Dublin is turning out to be a surprise success in the Irish city.
Global Post