While BIXI Files For Bankruptcy Rugged Cycles Deploys North America’s Largest University Bike Share Solution!

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Rugged Cycles deployed a 300 bike bike share system with seven stations in the summer of 2013! This winter the system is expected to expand to 500 bikes. I am sure that this is the largest University bike share program, in fact it is probably the largest bike share program in the State of Texas – and you know how they like everything BIG in Texas!!

Check out the website: www.maroonbikeshare.com 

It maybe time for the City of Vancouver to take a look at the investment they made into the Helmet/bike share system locally built by the SandVault Group!

http://www.insidevancouver.ca/2014/01/28/vancouver-bike-sharing-program-faces-speedbump/

SandVault’s equipment has been the only profitable bike share system that I know about, deployed in Miami Beach. Take a look at Vancouver’s local public bike share equipment supplier: www.sandvault.com

Helmet Dispencer and how to use.

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Deco Bike Share in Miami Beach – Second Best Bike Share System in the United States?

Capital Bike share (2nd year) Deco Dashboard (almost two years. Deco 2nd year

Here is a great article on why Capital Bike Share is the best in the United States:

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/doers/2013/01/capital_bikeshare_how_paul_demaio_gabe_klein_adrian_fenty_and_other_dc_leaders.html

But lets look at the facts and compare the two most popular bike share solutions in the United States:

In terms of size, ridership, and financial viability—is in Washington, D.C. How
did D.C. accomplish this unlikely task?

1. Funding (Financial Viability):

Miami Beach: Paid for by Deco Bike

Washington DC: Paid for by US tax payers

2. Rides in the first two years (Ridership):

Miami Beach: 2,153,350

Washington DC: 1,851,857

3. Members (both annual and walk up):

Miami Beach: 600,000+

Washington DC: 270,000

4. Size:

Miami Beach: 100 Stations

Washington DC: 189 Stations

After the second try at a bike share solution, Washington DC has done a great job building and implementing Capital Bike Share. Deco Bike in Miami – second best bike share system in the United States?

New York City with 10,000 bikes and a sponsor of 30+ million dollars will be taking the crown away from Washington.

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SandVault System Works After Flooding!

There is a reason why we run all wiring 3' off the ground.

There is a reason why we run all wiring 3′ off the ground.

 

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!

DECOBIKE BREAKS BIKE SHARING RECORDS WITH SANDVAULT BIKE SHARE EQUIPMENT!

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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.

DecoBike Miami Beach also continues to lead the country for memberships. To date it has generated more than 500,000 casual and subscribing members combined, far more than other any other US programs.

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.

http://www.decobike.com/blog/2013/01/03/decobike-breaks-bike-share-records/

Every City is a Helmet City for Public Bike Share!

Helmet law or not all public bike share systems should offer the choice of a helmet.

“This is not an endorsement for any jurisdiction adopting an ordinance making it mandatory for cyclists to wear helmets, but an incident last weekend in Arlington should remind bikers that shielding their noggins should be a constant habit, not a sometimes thing.

ARLnow reports a cyclist out for a ride on Sunday afternoon was taken to an area hospital after being struck by a runaway dump truck which proceeded to knock him over and run over his head. Seriously:

The man was knocked to the ground and one of the truck’s tires ran over his head, said Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. The man was wearing a helmet at the time and the helmet likely saved his life. He was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital’s trauma center with non-life-threatening injuries, Sternbeck said.

Seriously, helmet laws are pointless governmental busywork and don’t prevent bike crashes or injuries, but helmets are very important cycling accessories that can do amazing things, like PROTECT YOUR HEAD FROM BEING CRUSHED BY A RENEGADE DUMP TRUCK.”

http://dcist.com/2012/11/helmet_laws_are_stupid_but_heres_wh.php

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DecoBike/SandVault Win San Diego

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Miami Beach Public Bike Share – More Than Double the Amount of Members Than the Rest of All US Bike Share Systems Combined!

Great Information on Public Bike Share Systems in the United States (Sept 2012):

http://publicbikeshare.com/community/

BiXi Solves Core Technology Issues!

“After almost a 3-month delay from its April 25, 2012 start date, Chattanooga Bicycle Transit
System
began rolling on the evening of July 23rd. The green and blue
bicycles are finally available at the docking stations for subscribers
and occasional users after a frustrating period of software glitches.
Subscribers who signed up for the original start date got access keys today. The
special $60 annual subscription rate is once again available for sale. This
discount is now extended through September 3. The regular subscriptions will be
$75 for the year and $6 for a day pass. These are the only options. The first 60
minutes of each trip is at no extra charge and each additional 30 minutes is
$5.”  Russell Meddin

http://bike-sharing.blogspot.ca/2012/07/the-bike-sharing-world-last-week-of.html

New York Bike Share Opens!

New York City University Bike Share Opens!

This is not to be confused with the delayed public bike share systems from BIXI. This is a University bike share in the following locations that is very inexpensive with 75 bikes and 10 locations!

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http://momentummag.com/articles/new-york-city-university-worksman-cycles-bike-share

BiXi Delays Bike Share Deployment – Now New York is Delayed

 

 

 

New York is now delayed. Is it the same software issue as in Chattanooga?

http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/York+city+delays+launch+Bixi+bike+sharing+system/6948542/story.html

Ok friends and followers of the public bike share blog, what is happening to the core of the BiXi system?

We now see a delay in Chattanooga, I think that BiXi at one time has had a great successful program, but when you change the core technology – well you run into delays!

With 10,000 bike system for New York and 3000 bike system for Chicago pending what does this mean for the rest of the public bike share solutions?

“Jeremy Pomp, general manager of Bike Chattanooga, told The Gazette it’s unclear  when the system will launch.”
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Bixi+delays+Tennessee+launch/6550148/story.html

Gabe Klein’s intern Jeremy Pomp who was working on the Chicago Bike share system now at (and before) Alta:

http://www.bicycleretailer.com/news/newsDetail/6746.html

Bixi has to change its core technology as they are being sued by 8D technologies the originators of the technology.

http://publicbikeshare.com/2012/04/30/8d-technologies-sues-bixi-bike-share-for-26-million/

Calgary states that there is a conflict of interest:

http://publicbikeshare.com/2011/12/14/alta-design-bixi-bike-share-conflict-of-interest-stand-up-and-take-a-bow/

Please comment if any of this information is incorrect so that it may be changed.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/05/27/bixi-bike-share/