Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Spanien: Bicing - Großer Erfolg der Öffentlichen Fahrräder in Barcelona - Fahrradportal > Aktuell > Neuigkeiten - Fahrradportal Nationaler Radverkehrsplan
Spanien: Bicing - Großer Erfolg der Öffentlichen Fahrräder in Barcelona - Fahrradportal > Aktuell > Neuigkeiten - Fahrradportal Nationaler Radverkehrsplan: "The public bicycle has changed the face of the city, where it now forms part of the urban landscape. Moreover the public bicycle has helped to increase the number of private bicycles. Apart from creating a new sustainable mobility, a new industry has submerged, the industry of the public bicycle, which counts already with more than 200 employees. Regarding the urban mobility pattern, different studies show that the public bicycle is used complimentarily to the public transport, as 30% of the subscribed persons combine the bicycle with the subway, the bus or the tramway." German article about bicing, contains an English translation too.
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Hereu: "Bicing has already become one of Barcelona's symbols": "New ways of checking availability are already at hand, namely texting and an Iphone application This Sunday, 22 March, will see the second anniversary of Bicing's introduction to the city. The service was introduced in 2007 as a form of public transport with 14 stations and 200 bicycles, a network that would gradually expand."
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Cycling is good for you: BiCiNg or the cycling boom in Barcelona: "BiCiNg has indeed changed Barcelona and people’s habits in moving throughout the city but what it cannot do is telling us how to act. It is our responsibility to be civic and peacefully cohabitate with the rest of users."
Friday, 20 March 2009
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Barcelona’s Bike Sharing Program Celebrates its 2-Year Anniversary with its 186,000 Users : TreeHugger
Barcelona’s Bike Sharing Program Celebrates its 2-Year Anniversary with its 186,000 Users : TreeHugger: "As you could read in our first post about Barcelona’s bike sharing system written in May 2007, Bicing started with a bang: 30,000 subscribers in the first 2 months; 15 stations and 200 bicycles to start with. Since then, it has been forced to expand and grow rapidly and now counts 400 stations and 6,000 bikes for 186,000 subscribers. Read on for more impressive numbers and figures."
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
“El ‘bicing’ ha reducido un 30% las ventas de bicicletas” - Expansión.com Expansion.com has an interview with Cahuas Escuder Pere who is one of the Probike owners:
Q: What do you think the 'bicing'? A: From the social point of view is an excellent idea to remove your hat, because there are more than 120,000 users in Barcelona bike. But the authorities have ignored the commercial network at the time of launching the service. Have not been how could affect our sales and if the retailers could offer our services in place that makes a multinational. We feel very bad about the treatment we received. In addition, the service is weak and disastrous.
Q: But do they have dropped the sales of bikes? A: Yes, the urban bike fell 30% in Barcelona and there are shops with problems. But I'm optimistic: I think the bicing have a positive impact in the long term.
I think the number of bicycles in Barcelona has probably increased already. At least the usage of bicycles has, because the city is much more bicycle friendly now.