The opening of the San Francisco Bay Area bike share on August 29, 2013, brings the combined fleet of shared bikes in the United States above 18,000, more than a doubling since the start of the year. The United States is now home to 34 modern bike-sharing programs that allow riders to easily make short trips on two wheels without having to own a bicycle.
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Is car use and ownership peaking in the US and other developed countries? We can’t say for certain, but we can start imagining the possibilities created by less focus on cars as primary transportation.
Cutting down on car emissions and using less fuel are two ways that help us green our lives. Commuting by bicycle is a great way to do this, but what if you live too far from work to make this a feasible option? How can the average person who doesn’t own a bicycle take advantage of all its green benefits? The answer is a bicycle share program, of course. In fact, there may already be a share site in your area.
Cargo bikes are useful for all sorts of things. But for those trips which don’t require cargo capacity (most of them), do you really want to lug around that extra equipment? And if you’re only going to use it for some trips, do you really want to shell out the extra bucks for a cargo bike?
Editor’s note: I was all set to write a post about CityRyde‘s Inspire software, which gives bike sharing programs and businesses another way to generate revenue: measure, and then sell, carbon credits generated from their bicycles. But since I was a bit behind on the story, I thought I’d check to see what other sites […]
While July 2008 looked relatively normal in terms of Fourth of July celebrations and hot weather, $4 per gallon gas put a damper on that other summertime staple: the family road trip. As you might imagine, we had a lot to say about that gas thing… but didn’t take a vacation from covering a wide […]