VeloCittà, the International  Platform for Cities & Bike Share

VeloCittà becomes VeloCittà, the International  Platform for Cities & Bike Share and the Mayor of Rome invites you to attend the 2nd International VeloCittà Conference in Rome on November 16, 2017 in the prestigious Protomoteca Hall of the Capitol Hill of Rome. We can offer you an exciting program. More info can be found here soon. You can register here for free now!

VeloCittà is the International  Platform for Cities & Bike Share and aims to provide inspiration and build capacity in local authorities and BSS stakeholders.  The original European project on which the platform is based ended in February 2017 and now sees its results continued in VeloCittà, the International Platform for Cities & Bike Share

The results of the original European VeloCittà project, showing casing all activities, results and lessons can be downloaded here.

VeloCittá‘s 10 Golden Rules for Municipalities on Bike Share Systems can be found here.

First European bike-sharing conference
Borough of Southwark
Borough of Lambeth
Tuesday 10th October 2017

JCDecaux awarded 10 year contract by Stockholm city for 5000 e-bikes funded by advertising street furniture

JCDecaux SA, the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide and leader in self-service bike sharing announced today that the city of Stockholm (population 950,000) has awarded JCDecaux Sweden following a competitive tender the contract for bike sharing funded by advertising street furniture starting in April 2018.   Daniel Hellden, Vice Mayor of Stockholm, said: "This is a huge step forward towards sustainable urban mobility in our capital, I'm very happy for the people of Stockholm. The biggest improvement is that citizens and visitors can use the bike sharing 24/7, year-round, and in all parts of the city. With these electronic bikes you can also travel the entire trip between home and work or school, not only the last couple of kilometres. This deal that includes 5000 new e-bikes is an important step to reaching our goal of a greener and more sustainable city." Jean-François Decaux, Chairman of the Executive Board & Co-CEO of JCDecaux, said : "We are very pleased to become the operator of this innovative e-bike sharing concept which will make Stockholm the first capital city in the world having a 100% e-bike sharing system combined with e-parking, GPS tracking and a state of the art mobile application customer solution and experience. Stockholm's decision to finance this state of the art public transport with advertising street furniture will enable residents to only pay a subscription fee of 270 Skr per year which is one of the lowest in the world. This 10 year contract will also enhance our DOOH network in the Swedish capital city with the possibility to display animated advertising content similar to what advertisers display on mobile internet." Read more here. & also here.
Sunday 08th October 2017

Pittsburgh’s Last-Mile Solution: Free Bike-Share

In the latest attempt to solve what’s known as the “last-mile problem” to encourage greater transit use, the Port Authority of Allegheny County has turned to bicycles. The Tribune-Review reports that Pittsburgh’s mass transit agency has partnered with the city’s nonprofit bike-share program to offer free bike rides for Port Authority bus riders. Pittsburgh Bike Share will offer unlimited 15-minute bike rides for Port Authority ConnectCard holders through March 31. The company operates 50 Healthy Ride bike share stations throughout the city. Pittsburgh Bike Share Executive Director David White told the paper that Pittsburgh is the first city in the country to offer free bike share rides to public transit users. The aim is to get transit riders to consider bike use as an alternative transportation option. The free rides are being offered at no cost to the Port Authority. Riders will use their ConnectCards to unlock bikes. Two stations in the Golden Triangle were set up to use the cards when the program was rolled out on Sept. 28, and the rest should be enabled this week as Pittsburgh Bike Share implements a technology upgrade. Read on here.

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