Crowdsourcing Bike Parking

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.
October 14, 2010, 6am PDT | Nate Berg
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Officials from the London Cycling Campaign are urging cyclists to tell them where more bikes and bike parking is needed and when.

"During the evening rush hour, the signature flashing lights of hire bikes head back the other way, emptying the docking stations in commercial districts such as Mayfair, Soho and Farringdon and filling those near mainline stations.

To cope with demand, Transport for London is even shuttling trailer-fulls of hire bikes in the opposite direction.

We at the London Cycling Campaign think it's fabulous that thousands of people have chosen to add cycling to their commute, demonstrating the vast latent demand for cycling in London and, dare we suggest, in many other British cities and towns."

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Published on Thursday, October 7, 2010 in Guardian
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