Wednesday, 29 April 2009

stations full or just broken

This a common problem and it seems to get worse recently. The station at my home seems to be a parking lot for all the broken cycles

You can also see the problem at api bicingwatch if you look at the "maybe broken" graph, which shows the difference between maximum places and free places + available bikes.

Monday, 27 April 2009

Mayor Boris Johnson announces plans for London bike hire scheme | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Mayor Boris Johnson announces plans for London bike hire scheme | Environment | guardian.co.uk: "Londoners will soon be able to hire bikes in the centre of town for short journeys, under plans announced today by the mayor, Boris Johnson.

From 2010, the capital's cycle hire scheme should be open with around 6,000 bikes in central locations. Today, Transport for London (TfL) began applying for planning permission for the 400 docking stations, where people will be able to pick up and drop off bikes around central London."

Also check the Transport for London release.

Friday, 24 April 2009

City bike-sharing picks up speed - CNN.com

City bike-sharing picks up speed - CNN.com: "Think reduced carbon-dioxide pollution, smoother traffic flow and a healthier commute. After all, 94 percent of Parisian bike-sharers can't be wrong. This is the overwhelming proportion of users who declared themselves satisfied with the world's most high-profile bike-sharing system in Paris, France, according to a survey done about nine months after its official launch on July 15, 2007."

Friday, 17 April 2009

bicing tuning

A video on lavangardia.es showing a group of artists pimping bicing bicycles. The Ayuntamiento is not amused.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Cycling is good for you: Anna cycling in Barcelona

Cycling is good for you: Anna cycling in Barcelona: "I've been to Barcelona before in 2002, but only for one day. I think many things have changed the face of the city ever since, especially the cycling boom that has started with BiCiNg (Anna was damn right about that). So here are just a few of my impressions and comparisons to Vienna"