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Bikeshare

June 26, 2020, 6am PDT
An exposé of the dramatic rise and fall of JUMP bikes under the ownership of Uber, in partnership with cities all over the United States.
Motherboard
May 28, 2020, 7am PDT
Under a plan scheduled for implementation later this year, a transit pass will mean access to the city's bikeshare system.
Austin Monitor
April 23, 2020, 9am PDT
Shared bike companies in China report that many residents in Wuhan have been relying on bikes for transportation in the immediate aftermath of a 76-day lockdown.
China Daily
March 31, 2020, 7am PDT
While some bike-sharing systems are being shut off to reduce mobility, others are experiencing a sudden increase of demand as people avoid mass transit.
Cities of the Future
March 2, 2020, 11am PST
The NBA star says bikes have played an important role in his life, and he wants young people to have the same access and freedom that biking gave him.
Outside
February 16, 2020, 11am PST
Dockless bikes offer the unexpected and help users navigate and understand the urban environment in new and different ways.
Next City
November 22, 2019, 9am PST
Publically-owned bikeshare company B-Cycle will be scrapped and eventually be replaced, and the city is also planning to overhaul it's pilot dockless bike and scooter rental program.
The Denver Post
November 12, 2019, 6am PST
An analysis of Lime bikeshare data from Boston suburbs is providing useful information about travel behavior and trends.
CommonWealth
November 4, 2019, 1pm PST
A summer program incorporated adaptive bikes into the region’s bikeshare network as a first step in making the system accessible to more riders.
Next City
September 12, 2019, 10am PDT
The Clean Cars 4 All program provides incentives for low-income Californians to replace old, polluting cars with an electric car or a transit pass. Now residents can also choose electric-assist bikes and bikeshare as a mobility option.
California Bicycle Coalition
June 10, 2019, 10am PDT
Lyft may soon not be the sole bikeshare operation in San Francisco as the city looks to expand the system and open the market up to other companies.
Streetsblog USA
April 18, 2019, 7am PDT
The NACTO Bike Share and Micromobility Initiative yesterday published a bunch of data and infographics to explain the state of shared micromobility, defined as station-based bikeshare, dockless bike share, and scooter share.
NACTO
March 21, 2019, 6am PDT
A sponsorship deal from Lyft, which owns the bike share provider Motivate, would expand Divvy bike service to every ward in Chicago.
Streetsblog Chicago
March 15, 2019, 9am PDT
On March 8, 30-year-old Tess Rothstein of Berkeley was riding a rented Ford GoBike in San Francisco's SoMa district when a car door suddenly opened, forcing her outside the narrow white line of the conventional bike lane into the path of a truck.
San Francisco Examiner
January 22, 2019, 8am PST
New York and Chicago asked residents to suggest sites for new docking stations. Most were not put at those locations, but that doesn’t mean collecting public input is not a useful and important part of the planning process, say researchers.
CityLab
January 2, 2019, 7am PST
The Chinese company seemed to be dominating its corner of the shared mobility market—until its dramatic downfall.
The Globe and Mail
December 20, 2018, 2pm PST
City bikeshare programs are failing to provide equal access for disabled residents, the Times reports.
New York Times
December 5, 2018, 2pm PST
Citi Bike's new owner is funding a massive expansion of the bike share system. Meanwhile ,City Hall is prepping for a battle over electric assist bikes and scooters.
StreetsBlog NYC
October 12, 2018, 6am PDT
Once a darling of investors and urbanists alike, pedal-driven dockless bikeshare is getting eclipsed by e-scooters and e-bikes.
Streetsblog USA
September 30, 2018, 9am PDT
One journalist argues that missing ingredient for a flourishing bike culture isn't rental bikes; it's safe places to ride.
Pasadena Star News