Articles: Technology

Smart bikes make for better bikeshare

Bike fleets are wandering flocks. Any frustrated fleet manager knows this. In Silicon Valley—where tech employees often use pedal power to move across vast campuses—wayward company bikes are commonplace. Google’s colorful bikes, for instance, have been spotted a state away at Burning Man, the annual arts event in Nevada. But these little “bike vacations” may […]

E-bikes: Changing how we move

How do we know the dawn of e-bikes is upon us? Well there’s always the numbers (and I’ll get to those in a sec). But the ubiquity of a product may also be measured by its many iterations and imitations. Since we’re now seeing wonders like the world’s tiniest e-bike, wooden e-bikes, and “the 1987 […]

Bike share programs momentum: where will it take us?

When people hear that I’m a bicycle consultant, the first thing they tell me is about their trip to Paris, exploring the entire city on a Vélib bike or about how they used Capital Bikeshare to get to a meeting in DC. It’s rare to meet someone today who has not heard of, seen, or used bike sharing.

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