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
Wednesday 12th September 2018

Scooters vs Bikes: SA’s bike-share program may feel effects of scooters

From Southtown to downtown San Antonio, it seems like at every corner you can find a Bird or Lime scooter sitting or on the move. It's nothing new that the scooters are seeing success, but it could be at the cost of the Alamo City’s bike-share program. Q: Has there already been a decrease in usage for the bike-share program? A: "Any time there’s new technology that comes on the scene, in any industry, it takes a while to see what the impact is going to be," J.D. Simpson, executive director of San Antonio Bike Share, said. There are 64 bike-share programs with about 550 bikes that can be found around the city and only after a few months, there hasn’t been a sizable impact. "It’s a new technology and we certainly appreciate new technology and anything that's going to come along and help make transportation easy and better in San Antonio," said Simpson. Read more here.
Saturday 08th September 2018

nextbike startet neu durch und fährt Verleihrekord ein

Leipzig ist Bike-Sharing-Lab! Seit 2004 werden von hier aus Fahrradverleihsysteme in der ganzen Welt realisiert. Begonnen als Start-UP mit viel Pioniergeist, hat die nextbike GmbH wegweisend dazu beigetragen Bike-Sharing als nachhaltiges öffentliches Verkehrsmittel international zu etablieren. Mittlerweile hat das gründergeführte Unternehmen über 300 Mitarbeiter, ist in 25 Ländern aktiv und europäischer Marktführer. Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Leipzig, Burkhard Jung: "Wir verfolgen die Entwicklung von nextbike seit Jahren und sind sehr stolz, dass sich aus unserer Stadt heraus ein solch nachhaltiger Mobilitätstrend weltweit verbreitet hat. Öffentliche Fahrradverleihsysteme sind Daseinsvorsorge und eine einfache Lösung für Verkehrsprobleme. Innerstädtisch kommt man per Rad am schnellsten von A nach B. Nextbike-Räder sind in Leipzig fast überall verfügbar und in bestem Zustand: erst vergangene Woche, war ich gemeinsam mit dem ADFC in Leipzig auf einem nextbike unterwegs." Read more here.

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