Posts tagged with 'SmartBike DC'
Two-Way Street Between D.C. and the Dutch
Two-Way Street Between D.C. and the Dutch
The Royal Netherlands Embassy hosted a two-day series of workshops, known as ThinkBike, in Washington, D.C. last week, bringing together Dutch bicycling experts, local transportation planners, engineers, advocates and cyclists to plan and discuss how to improve biking in the nation’s capital. The ...
From Periphery to Center: Does Bike Redistribution Work?
From Periphery to Center: Does Bike Redistribution Work?
The Transport Politic‘s Yonah Freemark has been writing recently about the efficiency of bikesharing models that major cities around the world have been adopting. He focuses on the issue of redistribution. Bikesharing systems have opened in cities, such as Denver, Co.; ...
Blogging from TRB: Carshare, Bikeshare, We All Care for Vehicle Share!
Blogging from TRB: Carshare, Bikeshare, We All Care for Vehicle Share!
One of the most interesting sessions I attended on my first day of the TRB annual meeting outlined current research on market shares and modal impacts of carsharing and bike sharing. Elliot Martin and his fellow researchers from the University ...
Mobility-Driven Companies Shake Up the Bikesharing Market
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 ...
Mobility-Driven Companies Shake Up the Bikesharing Market
Mobility-Driven Companies Shake Up the Bikesharing Market
Originally posted at TheCityFix DC. Montreal’s Public Bike System (PBS), also known as “Bixi,” provides a competitive alternative to the bikes-for-advertising business model. Photo by amlibrarian. It seems that D.C.’s 10,000+ SmartBike members may have to wait some time for ...
If You Can Make It There...
If You Can Make It There…
Times Square is transforming itself into a pedestrian- and cycle-friendly public space. Photo by Lorrie McClanahan. I wrote yesterday about SmartBike DC, the capital’s new bike sharing program, and its plans to expand dramatically in the next two years. It ...