VeloCittà, the International Platform for Cities & Bike Share

VeloCittà invites applications to host the third VeloCittà Conference

VeloCittà is now seeking city partners to host ‘VeloCittà 2018′, the third VeloCittà Conference for Cities & Bike Share. This follows the successful first ‘VeloCittà 2016′ in Rotterdam and ‘VeloCittà 2017′ in Rome (see below).

We wish to hear from cities who believe they have something to show. VeloCittà are therefore inviting bid proposals from cities – click here for the full application document. We wish to see your presentations by 26 January 2018 and will choose based on these presentations. The final decision on the location will be made by February 2018. The bid is open to all cities to participate. If you have any questions or if you wish to receive support during the application phase, please do contact Team VeloCittà

VeloCittà 2017

On November 16, 2017, VeloCittà, in conjunction with ISINNOVA , Velo Mondial and Comune di Roma, held its 2nd international conference on bike sharing ‘VeloCittà 2017′. The event took place in the Protomoteca Room of the sixteenth-century Campidoglio, with more than 155 participants from 20 different countries.

The day opened with welcome remarks from Virginia Raggi, Mayor of Rome, Joep Wijnands, Ambassador of the Netherlands in Italy, Enrico Stefàno, President of Rome’s Mobility Commission, Linda Meleo, Rome’s Mobility Councillor, and Mario Gualdi of ISINNOVA, after which an orange bike was presented to Mayor Raggi from Ambassador Wijnands. The Mayor of Paris’s 12thArrondissement and President of Autolib Vélib Métropole, Catherine Baratti-Elbaz, Chris Paul of Greater Manchester Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Team, and Paolo Gandolfi, a Member of the Italian Parliament, then spoke about their experiences and offered some input on what kind of policies and initiatives will make Rome a more cycling-friendly city.

After lunch, other European experiences were presented by Silvia Jiménez Valenciano of the City of Barcelona and Florinda Boschetti of POLIS, the European Network of Cities. Then the bike share operators attending the event had a chance to talk about their systems, their networks, their business models and revenue streams. They discussed different ways to address bike sharing challenges, and showed how Rome could successfully implement a bike sharing programme that would include options such as geo-fencing, the favoured model of VeloCittà, and digital parking stations.

The next hour was devoted to a series of round table discussions, where each operator had a chance to go around to several tables of 10-15 people each to explain their services and to answer any questions they had. This led to a number of lively discussions, particularly between competing operators, interrupted only so that the organisers could formally close the conference. The participants then continued comparing ideas about bike sharing as they made their way towards the exit, leaving their new Roman friends with a palpable sense of optimism about their city’s transport.

  • Read the day’s agenda
  • All the presentations and pictures are available here.
  • Team VeloCittà has produced a position paper on ‘Bike Share Networks‘ concluding with: “The bike share world is currently very dynamic with new developments increasingly happening in relation to all aspects of this sector. VeloCittà is committed to analyse new and serious alternative models so as to help cities and operators make the most efficient decisions both for the cities and the bike users, but also for the operating companies.”

Read about the first European bike-sharing conference

Results for:

Borough of Southwark
Borough of Lambeth
Saturday 23rd June 2018

Green On lève 1,35 million d’euros pour installer des vélos en libre-service dans les petites villes françaises

L’offre de Green On s’adresse aussi bien aux collectivités publiques qu’aux entreprises privées. La société propose une offre multi-métiers pour la mise en place de solutions de mobilité à vélo : conception du service, approvisionnement des vélos, installation du parc, des stations ou des vélos, exploitation.. Avec ses offres, Green On souhaite notamment apporter des solutions aux petites collectivités et territoires moins denses. À ce jour, l’entreprise a participé au déploiement de 60 offres de vélos en libre-service et exploite près de 3 000 vélos, représentant 10 000 usagers réguliers en Île-de-France, Hauts-de-France, Bretagne, Pays-de-la-Loire, Centre-Val-de-Loire, Nouvelle Aquitaine, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte-D’azur et à La Réunion. Le marché de la mobilité attire de nombreux acteurs en France, mais en s’adressant plus particulièrement aux petites collectivités et aux entreprises, Green On peut tirer son épingle du jeu, en répondant plus précisément aux besoins particuliers de ces clients. Read more here.
Friday 22nd June 2018

Obike steigt in Zürich vom Velo

Mit Obike startete die Flut der Verleihräder auf Zürichs Strassen vor rund einem Jahr. Inzwischen wimmelt es in der Limmatstadt und anderen Schweizer Städten von Leihvelos. Meist allerdings trifft man sie abgestellt an und nicht rollend. Wie die «NZZ» berichtet, soll der Pionier Obike nun verschwinden. Dafür hat die Zeitung einige Indizien zusammengetragen. So seien auf den Strassen «auffällig viele defekte Velos zu sehen». Bereits zum Start 2017 gab die Qualität der Obikes zu reden. Ob sich das ausbezahle, fragte ein Leser fast schon prophetisch. Jetzt ist das Aus beschlossene Sache. Gegenüber «Radio 1» bestätigt das Zürcher Tiefbaudepartement, dass Obike bis Ende Juni alle 600 Treter einziehen will. Das sei vor einigen Wochen so abgemacht worden. Die Gründe für den Rückzug will das Departement nicht kommentieren. Read more here.

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