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 …

How far is too far to bike to work?

How far is too far to bike to work? By Mike McLeish – February 27, 2017 on Mobility Lab 10 A version of this post originally appeared on the blog Pinch-Flat.com. Taking the car is expensive, public transit can be cramped, and you’re feeling unhealthy. No worries, all of those issues are solved by the bicycle commute. But, how far is too far to bike to …

The World’s First Solar Bike Path Keeps Bikers Safe, Powers Surrounding Neighborhoods, generates enough power to ultimately be worth it.

  One of the next places cities put solar panels could be roads—or bike paths. BY ADELE PETERS, Fast Company, 2014 When cities run out of space for solar panels on rooftops, one of the next places to turn could be roads–or bike paths. In the Netherlands, one of the country’s newest bike paths doubles as a solar energy generator that could …

Dockless accelerates bikeshare into a higher gear

Politico, 16 Nov 2017 It was the nation’s first bikeshare program when it started in 2010, a mere seven years ago. Since then, the Washington, D.C. area’s Capital Bikeshare has become one of the country’s largest and most successful, spanning five jurisdictions that reach across the Potomac River into Virginia, with more geographic expansion set for 2018. Membership has climbed …

Better Bikeshare: Q&A: Seattle’s private bike shares are affordable. Does that make them equitable?

Post by Stefani Cox, BetterBikeShare.org, and Michael Andersen, PlacesForBikes. Welcome back to our series investigating Seattle’s new dockless bike share systems through interviews with on-the-ground practitioners. We talked with Tom Fucoloro to understand how he views the newest form of bike share in the city. Fucoloro is the founder and editor of Seattle Bike Blog, an independent news source that seeks to get more Seattle …