The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and bike-share stakeholders from around North America will convene on March 2-3, 2014 for a series of critical discussions on the state and future of the bike-sharing industry in the USA and Canada. The first day of meetings will consist of a peer-to-peer exchange for cities and non-profit operators only. The second day of the forum will seek to enhance communications among vendors and their customers, forging a common mission for a bigger, more sustainable bike-share industry. Read the press release here.
Parts of this two day event will be avaible as a webinar for those in the industry who can not come in person to Arlington, VA -- just outside of Washington, D.C. To connect to the webinar on Sunday, March 2, 2014, which is for municipal officials invovled with bike-share and non-profit and for-profit operators of bike-share services one must register in advance at: Day 1 Webinar.
To connect to the webinar on Monday, March 3, 2014 which is for vendors and their customers and potential customers invovled with bike-share services, one must register in advance at: Day 2 Webinar.
For those who need more information about bike-sharing and how to be invovled as a municipality, owner-operator, or as advocates, here are current resources besides The Bike-sharing Blog that can be helpful:
|Bicycle Sharing 101|
|The ITDP Bike-sharing Planning Guide|
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) The Bike-Sharing Planning Guide is also a good read. There are now over 685 bike-sharing cities world-wide. This makes for a good sample from which to glean some best practices and do's and don'ts. Get a copy of this Planning Guide at: www.itdp.org/library/publications/details/the-bike-share-planning-guide.
Keep in touch with The Bike-sharing World with The Bike-sharing World Map. It is the premiere resource for information on cities with bike-sharing. The easy web address for viewing the map is www.bikesharingworld.com.
Follow the Map on Twitter@BikesharingMap
See the O'Brien Global Bike Share Map which shows real time bike usage in many cities!
Russell Meddin bikesharephiladelphia.org