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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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