How did we miss this? Since last November, Rio de Janeiro has its own bike sharing system. And what's it called? Samba! Though it stands for Alternative Mobility Solution though Bike Renting in Portuguese.
Why should the rest of the world have all the fun and practicality of a Bike-Share program (see links below) and Australia miss out? It won’t if several new initiatives attract the support they expect.
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Clark U, Rice University, U Minnesota are all launching bike-sharing programs, along with the City of Minneapolis. Towson University has launched several green transportation programs - sadly no bike sharing, yet. Many of the
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.
Good News for San Francisco Commuters
While visiting Paris, a city with a quite successful bike-sharing program, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom announced that his city would get a bike-sharing pilot program in 2009."Bike sharing will help connect
In the Korean city of Chongwan 8,000 people have signed up to be members of the city's first bike share program since it opened last October. The system put 430 new bikes at 20 locations in the city center, and as many systems do, gives
Wondering who’s news and who’s so last year? TreeHugger’s 2008 Eco-Matrix is here to inform and entertain. If you’ve been pondering whether Al Gore is in or out, whether ethanol is still a worthy news item, or which green celebs have fallen on hard
This year, Barcelona city council decided to set an example and opt for low energy Christmas lights around town. The most intriguing ones are the 6 metal Christmas trees that are either solar or bike-powered. The Barcelonans however believe they are
Here's a fantastic charity idea: give folks in developing nations who are in dire need of transportation access to just about the greenest way to get around there is. We're talking bicycles, of course.
Brad Pitt continues to lend his talent on this 3rd season e2 for their latest installment titled "Transport." Episodes begin streaming on the web November 24 and then will air on PBS later this winter. Episodes span
The University of Colorado - Boulder just received 50 more Schwinn bikes to add to their fleet of Adopt-A-Bikes, now making it 150 strong. The bikes were used at the DNC and RNC conventions this year as part of a Bikes
Bike theft is a huge bummer and a always-growing problem in cities where bicycles are used more and more for daily transport. Amsterdam has always had a big theft problem, and 20,000 bike were stolen last year in the city of Copenhagen. Bike sharing
A new bike sharing system, vel'oh!, has been put into action, this time in Luxembourg city, the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Europe. For a city that is quite hilly and has just under 85.000 inhabitants, over 600 long-term subscriptions