Monday, March 16, 2009

Denver B-Cycle Displayed in Austin


Alex Bogusky, Co-Chairman of Crispin Porter+Bogusky showed off this prototype bike of the new B-cycle Denver program at the South by Southwest Music, Film, and Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas on March 13. This summer the system is planned to launch with 500 bikes on top of Denver’s current 30-bike city employee B-cycle pilot program.

More North American bike-sharing news: The launch of Montréal’s Bixi is set for May Day 2009. It will be the second and by far the largest 3rd generation bike-sharing program in North America with 3,000 bikes. Washington, D.C.'s program is hoping to expand to 600 bikes with 50 stations this year. Minneapolis’ NiceRide 1,000-bike system’s launch has been pushed back from Spring/Summer 2009 to Spring 2010 according to an NPR interview with Bill Dossett of NiceRide.

Russell Meddin www.bikesharephiladelphia.org

Photo source: Hugger Industries

3 comments:

Justin from ReadysetDC said...

Thanks for the update! I posted a link to this post at ReadysetDC.com. What are your thoughts on B-cycle in DC? How do you think it would compete with SmartbikeDC?

jr said...

I just saw a presentation by B-cycle in Denver. I think bike-rent is a more accurate description than bike share. Program is coordinated with public works for bike lanes and street improvements. Solar-powered fully-automated, credit-card funded - all sounds good. How does smartbike DC work?

spiderleggreen said...

I think it's probably a good idea for the Mpls. niceride to wait until next year. Better to do it right, than fall on your face.