Friday, September 28, 2007

Bike-sharing Presentation

For those in the Washington, D.C. area, I will be giving a talk about the international development of bike-sharing programs and discussing the efforts for bike transit in the U.S. Snacks will be provided at the presentation, which is free, by BikeArlington.

The presentation will be from 6:30 - 7:30pm at the Arlington County Government Center, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., in the lobby's Azalea Room. Space is limited, so RSVP by October 21 if you're interested in attending.


PRChick said...

I just read about the potential bike-share program in San Francisco. As a former resident and bike commuter of the Netherlands, and not-so-frequent commuter here in SF, I say the problem is not obtaining a bike. The barrier is where to park them!! If we just instigate a program where every public transportation station has a bike rack, and there are bike garages in the city, you can bet more people will dust off their bikes and get out there and ride.

Anonymous said...

I find this an interesting idea but still am uncertain of how it might be used. I can see some potential ideas but what are the metrics for the Arlington area you are using to see the value in bringing the program to the county? Is it Arlington commuters (within arlington), DC/Arlington commuters? People w/o cars? Etc...

I am all for the idea of alternative transportation (in particular cycling), but who is the target audience and what will they use it for? I would think this information needs to be used to evaluate the economics, the programs you mentioned and the final bike sharing locations.

Would love to hear more so I can see the larger picture. Again, it is interesting concept to help us fat happy Americans :)

pedaling fool said...

Hey Paul,
I was at your presentation on the 22nd. Great job. I hope Arlington county will favorably consider your proposal. I have linked your blog to mine. I'll keep checking your blog for any updates. Good luck.

Turn said...

Hey Bud, got a tip for your map. Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina has a campus bike share program. It is a low tech version with combination locks that the students know the code for. I think it would be kewl if you could add it to your map. Thanks!


Paul DeMaio said...

Hey Nathan,

Do students pick-up the bikes at specific locations or can they leave them anywhere?