Tag: bike share

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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Bike share is now on tap for Seattle in Spring 2014

Puget Sound Bike Share has chosen Portland-based Alta Bicycle Share to operate a system that will be on the ground here by the spring of 2014 with 500 bicycles at 50 stations.

The announcement, made in the Seattle Times this morning, is expected later Tuesday afternoon.

Alta Bicycle Share is related to ….

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Some obstacles in the path of a Seattle bike share system

A partnership of government and private industry is starting down the road to launch a bike share system in the Seattle area.

First, however, they must overcome some obstacles that make Seattle unique among the dozen or so major North American cities with bike share — namely the terrain, the weather (rainy) and a mandatory …

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Boston’s Hubway bike-sharing a big success

Beantown seems to be embracing the idea of bike share.

Boston’s Hubway bicycle-sharing system has racked up 250,000 rides in its first 6 months of operation, hitting a record 2,500 in a single day last Sunday.

The Boston Globe reports that 6-month rate is more than double that of earlier bike-share systems in Denver and Minneapolis, and about equal to Washington DC’s Capital Bikeshare.

At the same time, there hasn’t been a “serious accident” …

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