Not all cities have to deal with flooding, however this is something to consider for some locations.
There is a method to the design by the SandVault Group!
Public Bike Share is very popular! NYC – Citi Bike hits 5000 founding members in 30 hours – the system scheduled to launch next month will be off to a flying start! With 10,000 bikes and 600 stations it is anticipated to be the largest Bike Share in North America. The cool thing is that it will expand from there!!
Miami Beach and Washington DC are having record breaking months!
Here is an article that proves it – http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/02/if-you-build-bike-share-riders-will-come/4673/ , but wait there is more proof.
In a recent RFP from the City of Boston, it states that PUBLIC BIKE SHARE has increased bicycle ridership in the City of Boston by 80% over ridership in 2007 – 80%!!!
The increase in ridership in Miami Beach and Washington DC must be off the charts!
Nicole Freedman the “Bike Czar” in Boston promotes public bike share and how it is transforming the City of Boston.
Great article in the metro!
Originally posted on Metro News:
Forget lugging a helmet around in case you fancy an impromptu ride when, or if, Vancouver gets a bike share system.
The city – set to decide later this spring whether to launch a bike share system with preferred vendor Portland-based Alta Bicycle Share – paid $50,000 to Richmond-based SandVault Group Global Solutions Corp. to develop a prototype of a bike helmet distribution machine.
In just 41 days after the city awarded SandVault the contract in November, it built a noggin-protecting prototype that it showed off to Metro on Thursday.
Using the solar powered machine was as easy as swiping a card, selecting a size and style on a keypad and removing a helmet from a dispenser that’s integrated with a bike system.
“If you want to wear a helmet, there’s a helmet right there,” business development manager Derrick Moennick said. “It should be as easy as possible.”
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2012 marked a record-breaking year for DecoBike LLC’s Miami Beach bike sharing program with the country’s highest increase in ridership. With 1,290,606 rides logged in 2012 alone, it’s the busiest fleet per-bike of any US bikeshare program and represents more than a 100% increase in ridership from 2011. The program is a true leader with nearly 2 million total trips logged– more usage than all other US bike share programs combined, with the exception of Washington DC’s government-owned Capital Bikeshare.
2013 rings in DecoBike’s scheduled expansion into a variety of new territories including the city of San Diego and other areas of Miami-Dade County, adding an estimated 240 new stations and 2,400 DecoBikes into the streets with other new programs to be announced in the coming months.
This is a great article on the Helmet law and the experience that Australian cities have had.
This is worth the read!
On a quick note, Vancouver has been going through multiple demonstrations to define its integrated helmet strategy – new post to follow!
“Imagine a new public transportation system for Sacramento, flexible, cheap and sustainable, providing cardio-workout benefits and devouring near-zero energy. The system is neither experimental nor destined to become obsolete in a few years. In fact, it’s been tested in various formats for years and is established globally as a marvel of engineering logic.”
Public bike share programs are exploding in North America!