Tag Archives: bike sharing

“Booking” bikes from the library


Come to think of it, this makes a lot of practical sense. Upon first learning of this idea (yesterday), it had me scratching my head wondering why I didn’t think of it. Why bother building a bike sharing network from … Continue reading

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Bicycle head badges seen in DC


While in Washington, DC over the past weekend, I was quite impressed by the availability and usage of the Capital Bikeshare network. In fact, bicycle usage overall was very noticeable throughout the city and the inner suburbs. While wandering the … Continue reading

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PROVOking the birth of bike sharing


Near the conclusion of his outstanding book, entitled In the City of Bikes; The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist, author Pete Jordan reveals an unknown [at least to me], yet significant part of bicycling history – the birth of the bike … Continue reading

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Europe’s best ville vélopartage – Lyon, France


The list provided at the end of this post summarizes the 2012 results of Germany’s ADAC’s (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club) analysis of bike sharing/rental programs in Europe. While Amsterdam and Copenhagen are generally regarded as two of the premiere cycling cities on … Continue reading

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A vision for creating “share-ports”


As our transportation mode choices expand and the infrastructure is being improved and upgraded for complete streets; bus rapid transit, modern streetcars, or light rail; bicycle commuting; bike and/or car sharing; and walkability, coordinating all these expanded choices into a … Continue reading

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Mapping a future bike share network via “hub taxonomy”


On Monday afternoon, I was privileged to attend a planning charette for the purpose of mapping out a bike sharing system for Greater Lansing.  More than 20 of us, not including facilitators from the University of Michigan, attended the charrette including representatives from … Continue reading

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A capital idea – bike sharing in Greater Lansing


Back in late October of 2011, I wrote a post about bike sharing programs instituted by major universities and cities in the United States and Canada. Here in Greater Lansing, 1,051 area residents responded to a survey about establishing a … Continue reading

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