Love the look of these new bikesharing stations in Copenhagen’s biker paradise. Couldn’t agree more with Transport magazine’s assessment: “This system design is just plain cool: each bike will be equipped with Wi-Fi and GPS, made interactive with a monitor betwixt the handlebars, providing seamless navigation.”
Love this example from the Green Lane Project of Safe City Biking from Sustainablog. Next will be convincing the powers that be in Burlington, Vermont that we need this….
I’m just a sucker for a big, bold idea — especially when it combines two priorities, cycling and reducing carbon emissions. So Sam Martin, if London doesn’t jump on this fast enough to suit you, please know there are folks in the USA eager to help you turn this concept into reality.
Aha! Just what every biker dreams of — a way to put every tiny bit of the energy you’re producing into good use. Given the predictions that in future years we’re due for widespread power outages from the combined effects of an aging infrastructure and climate change, a daily bike ride may become the best way to recharge our gizmos.
Punch a destination into re:route, a new app from eco-rewards company Recyclebank, and it will provide several options. You could walk to the subway, take it to your stop, pick up a bike from the bike share, and ride to your destination. You could get off the subway a stop early and walk. You could ride your own bike, or walk halfway and pick up a bike to get you the rest of the way there.
Love this idea of offering an app and a ‘rewards’ incentive program for biking or walking around town. It’s a simple concept grounded in human nature — and it can work when others don’t.
I’m thinking Local Motion is a good candidate to bring the concept here to Burlington or the Vermont Bike-Ped Coalition statewide. Now I’m off to get my colleagues on board.