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Biking Provides Critical Lifeline During Coronavirus Crisis

April 18th, 2020 | by World Resources Institute

As the world works to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 3.9 billion people are under full or partial lockdown orders, as of mid-April. Cities have curtailed many public transit operations because of declining ridership and health concerns

7 Bikesharing Stories You Probably Missed — Dockless vs Docked, Bike Diversity, Lyft Bikesharing, & More!

June 8th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

We obsessively cover electric vehicle news here on CleanTechnica since it's one of the top solutions to global warming and air pollution. But there's one thing greener than electric cars for city transport — bicycling! Biking has had decent growth in certain cities around the world in recent years, and one of the biggest innovations stimulating that growth has been bikesharing. I recently ran across (i.e., searched out) recent bikesharing news that has slipped through our editorial fingers

Apple Maps Tries To Revolutionize Bikesharing Information

March 19th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Apple Maps has been around for some time, and thankfully is nothing like its awkward early days of spotty information and so-so accuracy. Today, Apple wants to make its Apple Maps part of the bike-sharing landscape by facilitating the sharing of information.

India’s Ola Is Piloting Combined Ridesharing/Bikesharing Program

December 6th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Ola, the India-based on-demand taxi service ("ridesharing" service) commonly referred to as India's Uber, has begun trialing a new system/app that combines its taxi service with a dockless bikesharing service (as well as with an on-demand auto-rickshaw service) in some parts of the country

Polish EV Policy Deep Dive With Kuba Stęchły (CleanTechnica Interview)

October 26th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Moving back west after interviewing some great EV charging leaders in Ukraine (see this interview and this interview), the article below features expert commentary from our friend Jakub (Kuba) Stęchły, who has had multiple roles in the e-mobility transition underway in Poland. ?? He is currently ... emperor of MaaS ... ?? You may recognize him as the dude I drove to Paris and back with in a Tesla Model S. Even after talking with Kuba for days, I found the answers below provided me with a wealth of new information, insight, and interesting points

1 App For Car Or Bike — Ford & Deutsche Bahn Collaborate On German Bikesharing Service

September 17th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Are you are interested in more mobility alternatives? Interested in carsharing and bikesharing? Like the train? If you are in Germany, the "New Mobility World"  might interest you. Ford is offering one app to use a bikesharing or carsharing system in the country. It is the first carmaker to be involved in a bikesharing project in Europe, according to the press release, which is part of a collaboration with Deutsche Bahn. Together, they are offering 3,200 FordPass bikes in the service

Wuhan (China) Bans Further Bikeshare Program Deployments

September 11th, 2017 | by James Ayre

In order to deal with a situation that has apparently snowballed out of control, the city of Wuhan in central China has banned any further deployments of bikeshare programs, according to the country's official news service Xinhua

Helsinki Bikeshare Program Triples After Successful Launch

June 9th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli

Bikeshare programs are a great solution to urban density. Bikeshare programs, which are increasing in both number of locations and expansion of individual programs, allow commuters to get around dense urban areas by renting a bike from one station and returning at another. These innovative programs are great for drivers, who see less traffic on city streets, and great for workers, who can take a quick bike ride to the post office, to lunch, or to a meeting without having to take a cab or their own car. They are affordable and safe alternative to downtown commuting

Many Uber & Lyft Riders Shedding Their Own Cars

June 5th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

If you've traveled much, it is easy to appreciate the convenience of tapping up an app for an Uber or Lyft, jumping in the ride, and getting rather easily to your destination. As well as travelers, urbanites are often pedestrians who combine metro, subway, and on-demand taxi services such as Uber and Lyft as a way of life

US Startup (Spin) Aims To Bring Kiosk-Free Bike Sharing To San Francisco

February 7th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Kiosk-free bikesharing services have been a thing outside of the US (in China, in particular) for a while now, but they have yet to make any headway here for some reason. A new startup known as Spin is apparently aiming to address this, with the launch of a new bikesharing concept along the lines of the Chinese ones in San Francisco

E-Bikesharing + Carsharing Scheme In UK Is A First

January 22nd, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

For the first time in the UK, you can join a bikeshare that uses electric bikes (e-bikes). With 5 new docking sites across the city of Exeter, bicyclists can easily give an electric bicycle a spin around the city. The city of Exeter has more docking stations planned as well to increase ridership and availability of the self-service bike hire network

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