SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Bicycle share systems in European cities

"As cities explore options for convenient, sustainable and intermodal transportation, bicycle share systems have become increasingly popular. How do bicycle shares work, what makes them successful and what are their challenges? Join Jessica Coleman, landscape designer at MPA Design, former recipient of U.C. Berkeley’s Scott Traveling Fellowship, as she shares her research from Paris, Amsterdam and Copenhagen."


Portland's program will make several types of adaptive bikes available for short-term rentals. Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland via Better Bike-Share Partnership

Portland — And Soon, Detroit — Bring Bike-Share to People With Disabilities

Riding a bicycle is too often thought of as an activity that's off-limits for many disabled people. And that has continued to be the case with the bike-share systems getting off the ground in several American cities, which provide standard bicycles meant for the able-bodied. But that's starting to change, thanks to a yearlong effort in Portland that's the first of its kind in the United States.

The Impending Failure of San Francisco’s Pilot Bike Share Program

Which will San Francisco’s bike-share program resemble? Lest it appear that Streetsblog doesn’t support bike-sharing in San Francisco, I should say from the outset that I love the successful bike-sharing programs that I’ve used, believe they are one of the more innovative new transit models available, and know that San Francisco is ripe for the […]