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

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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!

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

DecoBike Wins Public Bike Share in San Diego!

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Let the people decide!

During the presentation in September with the Mayor of San Diego, the Mayor asked the participants to fill out a survey on the three public bike share solutions present, SandVaults bike share equipment and Deco’s / Rugged bike share cycle were there and up for the challenge.

Well, I guess the results speak for itself! Congratulations to Deco Bike and to the City of San Diego.

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/

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

Salt Lake City adds Public Bike Share System!

On Tuesday, June 19, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced a bike share program would be making its debut in SLC in spring, 2013. The innovative system works like a “RedBox” and allows residents and visitors affordable access to easy, fun-to-ride bikes for short trips within the central business district. For more info, see http://www.GreenBikeSLC.org.