Recent Posts by Clayton
With Compact of Mayors, cities lead on tackling climate change at U.N. Summit
With Compact of Mayors, cities lead on tackling climate change at U.N. Summit
Last week, cities around the world made bold commitments to confront climate change. The Compact of Mayors, announced at the UN Climate Summit in New York City, convenes cities to set ambitious targets and report their performance transparently. It builds ...
Zipcar, recently acquired by Avis, offers "wheels when you want them." Photo courtesy of Zipcar.
Zipcar’s Purchase by Avis: Car Sharing Success or Failure?
Zipcar’s  $500 million acquisition by Avis-Budget Group announced last Wednesday is a watershed moment for the car sharing industry.  What will it mean for car sharing? Clayton Lane is COO of EMBARQ, the WRI Center for Sustainable Transport, and helps ...
The District Department of Transportation is offering up some of Zipcar's parking spots to new applicants. Photo by M.V. Jantzen.
Time to Rethink a Backward Policy for Carsharing
As rental car company Hertz eyes competing with Zipcar in the Washington, D.C. market with its new carsharing service called Hertz on Demand, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) opportunistically decided to require a public bidding for 86 existing, on-street carsharing spaces ...
Bixi Lands Boston, London: Game-Changer for Public Bikes?
Bixi Lands Boston, London: Game-Changer for Public Bikes?
London and Boston made big announcements this week, both naming Montreal's Public Bike System – known as Bixi (shoft for "bicycle taxi") – as their preferred bike-share provider. Could Bixi's foray onto the world scene be a game changer for public-use bicycles?
Zazcar Breaks Ground in Latin America, Makes Sao Paulo the World’s 1000th Car-Sharing City
Zazcar Breaks Ground in Latin America, Makes Sao Paulo the World’s 1000th Car-Sharing City
Zazcar became the 1,000th city in the world to offer car-sharing services. Let’s commemorate this milestone with a holiday! Our good friends at World Streets today highlight a huge milestone for sustainable mobility: Sao Paulo (19.6 million metro population) became ...
Montreal’s Public Bike System (PBS), also known as “Bixi,” provides a competitive alternative to the bikes-for-advertising business model. Flickr photo by amlibrarian.
Mobility-Driven Companies Shake Up the Bikesharing Market
It seems that D.C.’s 10,000+ SmartBike members may have to wait some time for the District’s promised ten-fold expansion. ClearChannel Outdoor, the advertising giant that operates SmartBike, has little interest to expand the pilot, according to news last week from ...
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