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.

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

Please send any comments or queries to: Renske Martijnse: r.martijnse[at] (Project Coordinator) or Pascal van den Noort operations[at] (Dissemination & Communication Manager)

First European bike-sharing conference
Borough of Southwark
Borough of Lambeth
Monday 12th June 2017

A huge Chinese bike-sharing scheme is coming to Manchester and Salford… and it’s WAY better than the Boris bikes

A ‘Boris-style’ bike hiring scheme will be launched in Manchester and Salford - with a thousand bikes to be rolled out this mont. The M.E.N can exclusively reveal the service will start on Thursday, June 29, and it could revolutionise our cities. Beijing-based Mobike is the world’s largest bike-sharing company, running cycle hire schemes across Singapore and China.  The nifty high-tech aluminium machines have airless tyres, a GPS tracker, built-in lock and a cashless smartphone app. By downloading the app, finding a nearby Mobike and scanning its code, users will be able to pick up and ride bikes around the cities. Aimed at getting more people on two wheels for short trips, it will also help tackle congestion and dangerous pollution levels. It’s not yet known if they will be dubbed ‘Burnham Bikes’ - but an ‘iconic bike-hire scheme’ was among the new mayor’s manifesto pledges. Read more here.
Monday 05th June 2017

India’s first public bicycle sharing project launched in Mysuru

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday launched India’s first public bicycle sharing (PBS) initiative — Trin Trin — in Mysuru A short video detailing various aspects of Trin Trin and a mobile app were also released on the occasion. While more than 600 cities across the world were already providing bicycles as a commuting option, a number of cities in India including Bengaluru were planning to adopt the public bicycle sharing system. However, Mysuru, a cultural and heritage city with a population of 12 lakh people, was the first city in India to have a public bicycle sharing system, he added. Read more here.

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