Better Bike Share: Medical Centers prescribing bike share for mental health, combining bike and job ed, reaching underserved areas and people with disabilities

By Stefani Cox, Better Bike Share It’s been a big year for bike share, especially among the efforts to make it accessible to low-income individuals and people of color throughout the U.S. From system expansions and an industry conference, to groundbreaking research and new dockless systems, we’ve got 10 posts from this year that show the current state of bike share …

Over 50% of peak hour taxi trips would be faster by Citi Bikes in NYC. Bikeshare systems also connect riders with public transit, extending travel options

Forbes JAN 8, 2018 Combining E-bikes And Bikeshares Is Urban Alchemy: A Winning Transit Solution For Cities, by Heather Thompson Hundreds of millions of E-bikes and millions of bikeshare bicycles are now pedaling out across the globe  E-bikes and bikeshare alone are already attractive transit option for cities. Putting them together is urban alchemy Two increasingly popular phenomena – E-bikes and …

Booming Indian cities look to bike sharing to put brakes on congestion

JANUARY 9, 2018 on Reuters by Rina Chandran MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A handful of Indian cities are gearing up to launch bike-sharing systems to ease traffic congestion and deadly air pollution, as urban populations surge and vehicles clog the streets. Bike sharing systems in the southern city of Mysuru and the central city of Bhopal, both launched last June, …

What Is a City Street? And What Will It Become?

THE CITY NY Mag, Daily Intelligencer, 18 Jan 2018, by Justin Davidson http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/01/what-is-a-city-street-and-what-will-it-become.html Hey, that’s my block! In 2030 or so. Maybe. Photo-Illustration: Street Plans Collaborative/Carly Clark, via Streetopia The most essential designed component of New York is not a skyscraper or a station, but the street. That basic workhorse of public space carries people, freight, and vehicles on its surface; water, sewage, power, …

Regulating bike-sharing: ensuring bikes returned to racks or near curb, standing up

Chinese Cities Aim to Rein in Bike-Sharing Boom by Hui Jiang – January 12, 2018, WRI.org   Dozens of bike-share operators have emerged in Chinese cities. Photo by LADOT Bike Blog/Flickr China’s cities are drowning in bicycles. Dozens of “dockless” bike-sharing startups have emerged in the past few years, offering apps where riders can locate bicycles, unlock them and leave them wherever their ride ends. …

Why bikes and e-bikes will eat cars: Cities should prepare for, and encourage, an electric bike revolution

By Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter) on Treehugger.com Transportation / Bikes January 12, 2018 CC BY 2.0 Lloyd Alter/ e-bikes in Copenhagen It seems that all the news coming out of CES is about self-driving cars or autonomous vehicles (AVs), how everybody is working on them, and how they will make the world safe for them. But we have other options and other choices, and perhaps people should step …

U.S. DOT envisions trails can be part of core transportation networks

By Ethan Goffman – October 5, 2017 on Mobility Lab Blog, Highlights from 2017 1 Historically, the mission of the U.S. Department of Transportation has been about moving cars. But that mission has expanded.In 2010, the DOT signed into law a policy statement noting that “every transportation agency has the responsibility to improve conditions and opportunities for walking and bicycling.” In 2015, former Transportation Secretary Anthony …

Tech may be the cure for collisions between buses and people biking and walking

By Kelley Coyner – October 3, 2017 – A Mobility Lab top article from 2017 Uri Tamir of Intel’s Mobileye and Mobility Momma last discussed how vehicle cameras can now eliminate blind spots, warn drivers about bikers and walkers, and map bike and pedestrian hot spots.While the brains of automated vehicles may not be able to predict cyclist behavior, Tamir said that Mobileye’s Shield+ technology can still help …