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!!
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
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.
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.”
“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