What’s Velo?

Vélo is the French word for bike.

B-Cycle B-Connected

Streetsblog reports that B-Cycle bike share company is rolling out the B-Connected system that allows season pass holders from one city use B-Cycle systems across the nation.

B-Cycle B-Connected

From the post:

Beginning next week, annual memberships from this bike-sharing company will be honored in 15 cities where B-Cycle operates…


This is the . . . → Read More: B-Cycle B-Connected

Economic Impact of Nice Ride Stations

The July issue of Catalyst (the new and improved version of the U of M CTS Report) includes the following article about the economic impact of the local bike sharing system:

Nice Ride spurs spending near stations:

Since a Nice Ride station selectively increases accessibility around it, researcher Jessica Schoner explained, “Our theory was that people are . . . → Read More: Economic Impact of Nice Ride Stations

A day in the life of Nice Ride bikes

A MinnPost article with the same name as this post has a pretty cool animation of the daily routes taken by Nice Ride MN users, the local bike-share company.

…we’ve animated a day in the life of Nice Ride bikes in the Twin Cities. Click play and zoom into the map to see how bikes . . . → Read More: A day in the life of Nice Ride bikes

Bike Share Redistribution

I liked the recent article in US News:

Bike Sharing Systems Aren’t Trying to Peddle for Profit

The question of revenue hangs over any bike sharing program. “I’m not aware of a bike sharing system that covers all of its costs simply from user membership dues and whatever fees you pay for a trip,” says . . . → Read More: Bike Share Redistribution

Nice Ride MN Data Set Made Public

In a recent post, I made a remark about how NYC plans to make their bike-sharing data available to the public. A few days later, I received an email from Mitch Vars, the I.T. Director with Nice Ride MN. He said the following:

I was just reading your post about Sadik-Kahn’s GPS plans and as . . . → Read More: Nice Ride MN Data Set Made Public