Tag: bike share

Fines don’t worry cross-country cyclist on New York Citi Bike

Choosing a durable bike for a cross-country bicycle tour is a good idea. When Jeffrey Tanenhaus chose a ride for his adventure, he went to a most familiar source — the New York City Bike bike share system.

Tanenhaus set off from New York City back on Aug. 6 on one of 12,000 bikes in …

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Seattle’s Pronto Cycle Share rolls out

Organizers for Seattle Pronto Cycle Share couldn’t have asked for a better autumn day for the official roll-out of its 500-bike system on Monday.

It’s the type of day that just begs for a bike ride. [Not so much beginning tonight, as rain and winds will blow in for the rest of the week].

The …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/13/seattles-pronto-cycle-share-rolls-out-283-use-system-in-first-hour/

Seattle bike share goes live Monday afternoon

Seattle’s Pronto Cycle Share system will be ready to roll by Monday afternoon with 500 bicycles available at 50 stations scattered between the International District and University of Washington.

To mark Seattle’s entrance into the bike-share generation, five group rides to deliver some of the Pronto bikes to their destinations will get underway at noon.

Pronto members …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/10/12/seattle-bike-share-goes-live-monday-afternoon/

Seattle joins bike share movement next month

The future is now for Seattle. After years of preparation, residents and commuters are seeing the first installations of bike-share stations this week.

Pronto Cycle Share is still aiming for an Oct. 13 launch date for the first public bike-share system in the Pacific Northwest.

Before long, 50 docking stations to hold some 500 bikes …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/09/26/seattle-joins-bike-share-movement-next-month/

New name for Seattle bike share program: Pronto! Cycle Share

That Seattle bike share system that’s due to launch this fall has a new name: Pronto! Cycle Share Presented by Alaska Airlines.

It was formerly known as Puget Sound Bike Share. That entity remains as the official nonprofit owner/operator of the system, but the system itself will go by the new name.

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/05/new-name-for-seattle-bike-share-program-pronto-cycle-share/

Bike share in Seattle on track for late summer opening

It looks like Seattle will be joining the swelling ranks of cities worldwide where people commuting or running errands can  quickly rent a bike for a few minutes or a day.

The Puget Sound Bike Share announced Thursday that it plans to put 500 bicycles on the streets by late summer. They’ll be available at …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/04/bike-share-in-seattle-on-track-for-late-summer-opening/

Huge growth for bike sharing in US last year

Forty cities in the U.S. host some type of bicycle-sharing system at the beginning of 2014, after 13 cities joined the effort to use rental bikes to solve traffic congestion and pollution in 2013.

In spite of successful ridership for those systems throughout the year, several had to shut down briefly because of snow and/or …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/01/06/huge-growth-for-bike-sharing-in-us-last-year/

Editorial attack against New York City’s bike-sharing program

Apparently not everyone in New York City is in love with Citi Bike, the bike-sharing program that launched with 6,000 blue bikes at 300 stations over Memorial Day weekend.

Rupert Murdoch’s The Wall Street Journal produced a video opinion piece, curiously entitled “Death by Bicycle,” in which editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz blasted the new program. …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/06/03/editorial-attack-against-new-york-citys-bike-sharing-program/

Bike sharing rolls into the Big Apple

The nation’s largest bike sharing program launched on Monday in New York City where Citi Bike kicked off with 6,000 bikes at 300 stations.

The new program instantly dwarfed the Washington DC metro area’s Capital BikeShare, which had been the biggest bike sharing operation in the US since October 2010.

Even as Citi Bike grows …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/05/28/bike-sharing-rolls-into-the-big-apple/

Bike sharing is steamrolling in cities across North America

Tuesday’s announcement by Puget Sound Bike Share that it has chosen an operating partner and plans to roll out in about 12 months makes Seattle just the latest in a recent string of cities embracing bike share.

It seems like only a couple of years ago that the major U.S. cities with bike share systems …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/04/23/bike-sharing-is-steamrolling-in-cities-across-north-america/