Bike Sharing

February 20, 2010, 7am PST
Mexico City has opened a citywide bike sharing system, similar to those in Paris and Barcelona.
The Bike-sharing Blog
January 15, 2010, 12pm PST
<em>AskMen.com</em> has released a list of the world's top ten bike-friendly cities. Portland, Oregon is the one U.S. city to make the list.
AskMen
November 11, 2009, 11am PST
The Valley Transportation Authority plans to release its final report on a bike share program by the end of the year.
SF Streetsblog
November 2, 2009, 7am PST
Paris and JCDecaux promise to forge on with the popular bike program, despite having lost thousands of bikes to recklessness and vandalism.
The New York Times
October 29, 2009, 6am PDT
Volunteers set out to bike from the factory to Princeton University, where an employee bike-share program will begin in November.
The New York Times
August 14, 2009, 10am PDT
The Bixi bicycle sharing system in Montreal will be replicated in Boston and London, according to Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay.
The New York Times
August 13, 2009, 9am PDT
Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe has announced a plan to initiate a citywide car-sharing system, building on the success of the city's popular bike sharing program.
Der Spiegel
August 4, 2009, 9am PDT
The City of San Francisco has taken a babystep towards developing a citywide bike sharing system. The city recently hosted a bike sharing sampler, with 7 bikes being displayed and available for use at Golden Gate Park.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 16, 2009, 11am PDT
A new city bike sharing design concept not only gives people access to bikes, but also provides power for the local bus system and even pays riders to do it.
The Christian Science Monitor
July 7, 2009, 8am PDT
Officials in Portland are hoping to move forward on plans to bring a bike sharing system to the city. But with little money in the budget, implementing the system may take longer than expected.
The Oregonian
June 29, 2009, 2pm PDT
You don't have to tear a city down to make it green, according to this piece from the <em>Boston Globe</em>, which offers some emerging ideas.
The Boston Globe
May 14, 2009, 8am PDT
Montreal has unveiled a new bike sharing program. Though similar to the Paris Velib system, Montreal's new program differs in that it is not operated by a private advertising company.
The New York Times
April 30, 2009, 2pm PDT
Environmental review processes and logistical issues are delaying the creation of a bike sharing program in San Francisco, announced in February by Mayor Gavin Newsom. Set to start with 50 bikes, some have criticized the program for aiming too low.
The Contra Costa Times
February 13, 2009, 7am PST
A BBC story on Paris's groundbreaking bike-share system greatly exaggerates the threat posed by theft and vandalism.
Streetsblog
February 10, 2009, 11am PST
Theft and vandalism have crippled the citywide bike rental system in Paris, leaving operator JCDecaux uncertain of the increasingly expensive program's future.
BBC
February 7, 2009, 11am PST
This piece from <em>Streetsblog San Francisco</em> looks at the city's recently announced plans for a bike sharing program and why the 50-bike pilot is likely to fail.
Streetsblog San Francisco
February 3, 2009, 5am PST
This three-part series from the <em>BBC</em> looks at bicycles in the modern world -- from Paris to Uganda to India.
BBC
October 22, 2008, 5am PDT
Universities are looking to cut down on the number of cars students bring with them to school by offering free bikes and bike sharing programs.
The New York Times
September 26, 2008, 8am PDT
Montreal, Quebec is launching a bike sharing service that will eventually see over 2,000 bikes available at 300 stations across the city.
Globe and Mail
September 9, 2008, 1pm PDT
Greg Beato enumerates how American bike-sharing programs fall short of their Parisian counterparts. Until the program evolves some more, the autonomy afforded by the private car or bicycle will continue to prevail.
Reason Online