VeloCittà: for Bicycle Share Systems improvement

VeloCittà aimed to provides inspiration and build capacity in local authorities and BSS stakeholders. We worked with stakeholders that were engaged with the design and implementation of effective and resource-efficient solutions.  This resulted in a boost in the uptake of BSS’s and set in motion a beneficial snowball effect on urban cycling as a whole. The project ended in February 2017 but will see its results continued in the ‘Bike Share Cities Plaform’ and the ‘Bike Share Workspace’.

The Final project report is out now, showing casing all activities, results and lessons! You can download it here.

First European bike-sharing conference
Borough of Southwark
Borough of Lambeth
Sunday 26th March 2017

Greenwich Council mulls setting up alternatives to ‘Boris bikes’ scheme

Greenwich Council is considering setting up its own cycle hire schemes, after once again ruling out paying for TfL’s Santander Cycles to reach the borough. The council has rejected a new call to work on an expansion of the London Cycle Hire network, following a petition handed to the council last month by Conservative councillor Matt Clare. While the Labour administration does not object to the idea, it has baulked at the idea of paying the estimated £2 million cost of bringing the scheme south east. “Boris bikes” have been a common sight in Greenwich town centre since the scheme was extended to the Isle of Dogs, with a cycle dock close to the Greenwich Foot Tunnel at Island Gardens. However, coverage is poor south of the river, with just a single hire dock east of Tower Bridge. Now a report going to the council’s Highways Committee next week reveals that two independent hire schemes are in the pipeline as the town hall gauges demand for a scheme of its own. An electric bike hire scheme is due to launch in east Greenwich and Greenwich town centre on 8 April as part of the City Hall-funded Low Emissions Neighbourhood (LEN) scheme. The 16-bike scheme will “encourage residents of the LEN to trial more sustainable alternatives to the private motor vehicle”. Electric bikes would certainly work on the hilly terrain around Greenwich, Blackheath and Charlton; although plans to set up a hire scheme in the borough of Haringey – which features some punishing inclines around Highgate and Muswell Hill – have been dropped after TfL said they were poor value for money. There are also plans being developed to make folding Brompton bicycles available at Greenwich station. Bromptons are already available at a handful of locations in London including Peckham Rye station, while there used to be a scheme at the University of Greenwich. Read on here.
Thursday 23rd March 2017

Bicibur cuadruplica su utilización

En febrero alcanzó el hito (1.000 tarjetas de usuarios) que se había puesto el Ayuntamiento de Burgos cuando en mayo del año pasado presentó una campaña con regalos para apoyar la renovación total de la flota que había llevado a cabo. Read on here.

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