Welcome to the Re-Dock — a weekly compendium of bike sharing news happening in places throughout the world. The Re-Dock stations you squarely at the center of the industry news that you want to know. This issue of the Re-Dock covers bike sharing news from November 18 through November 24.
Much of China is experiencing a resurgence of the bicycle–but, despite major air quality and traffic issues, Beijing has been slow to re-adopt the two-wheeled transportation mode. Find out what’s holding them back.
According to a recent report issued by the Jamaica Plain Gazette, Hubway is a money-maker for the City of Boston and the operator, Alta Bicycle Share.
Boston also made headlines for installing a ‘Super Sharrow‘ with enhanced ‘shared lane’ markings. We hope it helps Hubway users feel safer while they ride.
Madison B-Cycle celebrated their 80,000th trip on their Facebook page. According to the post, 2013 saw more trips than 2012 and 2011 combined! Talk about exponential growth.
Despite struggling to gain ridership (mandatory helmet law, anyone?), Melbourne’s bike share program has plans to expand.
New York, NY
The designers and engineers at Tomorrow Lab created the most fashionable bike share accessory yet.
Statistics show that using bike share is safe. Here’s a graph that examines reported bike-related crashes before and after the introduction of Citi Bike to NYC. Conclusion: Citi Bike has not increased bike accident rates.
In the spirit of the holidays, Citi Bike is also hosting a ‘Dock and Donate‘ drive where users dock their bike at certain stations and donate canned goods and other pantry items.
The League of American Bicyclists released its most recent study on bicycling the US last week. In short, bicycling and bike commuting is on the rise in the United States.