- Streetfilms | The Biggest, Baddest Bike-Share in the World: Hangzhou China
Anyone who claims that bike-sharing is a European-style transportation innovation has clearly never set foot in Hangzhou, China. The 50,000-bike system in this southern China city of almost 7 million people (about 1.5 million people fewer than New York City) blows all other bike-shares off the map. As Bradley Schroeder of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy said, "I don't think there is anywhere you can stand in Hangzhou for more than a minute or two where you wouldn't have a Hangzhou Public Bike go past you."
- Cycling to become easier under bylaw shake-up – Telegraph
The number of cycle paths is set to soar under Government plans to cut red tape.
- Bike share scheme disappointing
One year since its launch the Melbourne bike share scheme has failed to gain traction with rider numbers falling short of expectations.
A key bicycle group says awkward pick-up points and a wet summer are among the problems to have dampened enthusiasm for the Melbourne Bike Share.
Compulsory helmet laws added to the project's woes with riders forced to bring a helmet or buy one before hiring a bike.
- Streetsblog San Francisco » Folding Bicycles Now Allowed Aboard Muni Metro Trains and Buses
Muni rail and bus passengers can now bring folding bikes aboard, the SFMTA announced today. The measure will help provide more commuting options for residents who rely on Muni’s metro and bus lines but aren’t able to easily connect to them by foot or other transit.
- As Senior Population Grows, A Push To Make Streets Safer For Pedestrians : NPR
America is aging — a fact that advocates are pushing Congress to consider as it takes up a new transportation bill. Their goal is more safety for older Americans, on both roads and sidewalks.
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