VeloCittà is a project using segmentation techniques and adoption of the most effective operational solutions to improve usage of Bicycle Share Systems

The ultimate benefit of VeloCittà is that it provides inspiration and builds capacity in local authorities and BSS stakeholders engaged with the design and implementation of effective and resource-efficient solutions able to boost the uptake of BSS’s, setting in motion a beneficial snowball effect on urban cycling as a whole. The project will see its results continued in the ‘Cycling Workspace’ long after the project has finished.

First European bike-sharing conference
Burgos
Burgos
Spain
Szeged
Szeged
Hungary
Padua
Padua
Italy
Krakow
Krakow
Poland
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Borough of Southwark
UK
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Borough of Lambeth
UK
Sunday 18th September 2016
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Bikeshare: A Review of Recent Literature

The number of cities offering bikeshare has increased rapidly, from just a handful in the late 1990s to over 800 currently. This paper provides a review of recent bikeshare literature. Several themes have begun to emerge from studies examining bikeshare. Convenience is the major motivator for bikeshare use. Financial savings has been found to motivate those on a low income and the distance one lives from a docking station is an important predictor for bikeshare membership. In a range of countries, it has been found that just under 50% of bikeshare members use the system less than once a month. Men use bikeshare more than women, but the imbalance is not as dramatic as private bike riding (at least in low cycling countries). Commuting is the most common trip purpose for annual members. Users are less likely than private cyclists to wear helmets, but in countries with mandatory helmet legislation, usage levels have suffered. Bikeshare users appear less likely to be injured than private bike riders. Future directions include integration with e-bikes, GPS (global positioning system), dockless systems and improved public transport integration. Greater research is required to quantify the impacts of bikeshare, in terms of mode choice, emissions, congestion and health. Read more here.
Saturday 10th September 2016
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San Francisco will have one of the largest U.S. bikeshare programs — thanks to Ford

Taking a Ford to work is about to mean something totally different in the San Francisco Bay Area. The car manufacturer announced on Friday it will be sponsoring the Bay Area Bike Share program's expansion, which will bring a total up 7,000 bikes -- up from 700 -- to the region. While the new bikes will start hitting the pavement in spring 2017, the San Francisco area will boast the second largest bikeshare network (behind New York) in the U.S. by the end of 2018, thanks to the Ford partnership. The name of the system -- which is run by bikeshare network startup Motivate -- will change to Ford GoBike. Access to the bikeshare network, such as renting a bike for the day, will be accessible via a Ford app. View this clip. Read on here.

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