Bikeshare

Posted April 19, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bike sharing is expanding so rapidly that city governments are hard-pressed to develop appropriate rules for companies intent on developing new markets.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare / Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic / Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted April 12, 2018

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — A potential buyer may breathe new life into popular bike rental platform Spinlister, which announced last month that it would shut down. The tech company has received multiple offers from companies interested in acquiring its assets, according to CEO Marcelo Loureiro.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare
Posted April 11, 2018
A VanMoof SmartBike.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — The Dutch e-bike brand VanMoof is launching a subscription program for its bikes, starting at $19 per month.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare / Electric bike
Posted April 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Ride share company Uber has purchased Jump, which operates dockless e-bike share programs in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Uber had announced earlier this year that its users could reserve Jump e-bikes using the Uber app in San Francisco.  

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare / Electric bike / Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted April 3, 2018

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced that the city will allow use of pedal-assist e-bikes, but will continue to ban throttled e-bikes. 

The state of New York does not regulate e-bikes, which remain technically illegal to use in the state, although legislation is pending in Albany.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare / Electric bike
Posted April 2, 2018

HAMDEN, Conn. (BRAIN) — Velotooler has added a new feature to its peer-to-peer bike mechanic platform. Now users can filter available mechanics by whether they work independently, or as part of a mobile service operation or if they work out of a bike shop.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare / Mobile service / Mobile bike apps
Posted March 30, 2018

WESTBROOK, Maine (BRAIN) — The North America Bikeshare Association and the Better Bike Share Partnership are working together to produce a bikeshare conference, to be held Sept. 4-7 in Portland, Oregon. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 23, 2018
UPDATED: Ofo says it voluntarily withdrew from NABSA.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association has expelled Ofo US Limited from its membership. The company is the U.S. operation of China's Ofo, one of the world's largest dockless bike share companies.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare
Posted March 13, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association said its helped defeat a Florida bill that would have replaced local control of bike share programs with a statewide policy. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare
Posted March 9, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Better Bike Share Partnership has awarded more than $410,000 in grants to help increase access to bike share in communities of color, and to fund research related to bike share and equity.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare
Posted February 6, 2018

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Enviolo (previously NuVinci Cycling) has expanded the role of Avelino Rivera to include new responsibilities focused on bike share programs globally.

Rivera will be in charge of supporting existing and new bike share customers.

Posted in International Tagged People / Bikeshare
Posted January 3, 2018

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bikeshare provider CycleHop recently launched an upgraded platform designed to connect users, system operators, sponsors and suppliers, and to help inform potential bikeshare customers on the latest trends and developments in the industry.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare
Posted December 28, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Scoot Networks, which operates an electric vehicle share program here, has added a fleet of e-bikes to its program and is applying for the city's dockless bike sharing permit. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare
Posted November 7, 2017

SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. (BRAIN) — Ofo, a dockless bike share operator, has begun operations in South Miami today.

The mayor of South Miami, Phillip Stoddard, and other elected officials celebrated the start of the program at an event held Tuesday morning at City Hall.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare
Posted November 1, 2017

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro on Wednesday reported a 37 percent increase in third-quarter revenue to $329.8 million and net income of $14.7 million, compared with a loss of $104 million in the same quarter a year earlier.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports / Bikeshare
Posted October 31, 2017

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Thursday's Bikeshare Summit here will explore the benefits of and concerns about dockless bikeshare programs in the U.S. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare
Posted October 18, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Ofo, a dockless bike share platform, has hired former Uber manager Chris Nakutis Taylor to run its U.S. business.

Ofo operates in 180 cities in 16 countries. It has launched in the U.S. in Seattle; Washington, D.C.; Worcester and Revere, Mass.; and Aurora, Colo. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare

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