Thursday, May 17, 2012

Bike-sharing Blog Turns 5

Five years ago today The Bike-sharing Blog was born. In Blog years, similar to dog years, that's like 35 years old. It's unbelievable how much has happened in these last five years in the world of bike-sharing. Bike-sharing has spread like wildfire around the world and it's still got a long way to go. Once a handful of cities had it and now there are over 400, with more popping up every week, adding to this list. More carbon emissions are being saved, people are slimming down, and cities are becoming a bit friendlier. The Bike-sharing Blog has been viewed nearly 500,000 times and its companion piece, The Bike-sharing World Map has been viewed 2.3 million times.

Thank you to all those who visit The Bike-sharing Blog, comment on our posts, and contact us with breaking news from around the world. Also, thank you to Russell Meddin, my co-author, who is a fountain of knowledge and a prolific blogger.

Here's to another 5 years!

Paul DeMaio
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Bike-sharing Blog
Washington, D.C.


Christof Damian said...

Congratulations from Bicingwatch in Barcelona.

I really should write more on my blog :-)

K.Herner said...

Congratulations, happy anniversary! I've been browsing the blog from time to time after writing my bachelors thesis on Stockholm City Bikes last year. I appreciate all the information you are gathering. Bike sharing is for the future!