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CNNtech: How Seattle morphed from bikeshare failure to industry leader in five months

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Cyclists riding on a cycletrack in Downtown Seattle. Photo Seattle Department of Transportation Fewer than five months ago, Seattle shut down its struggling municipal bikeshare system that had been propped up with taxpayer dollars. But in the last month, three innovative bikeshare companies have launched in the city, quickly eclipsing the past failure. There are more bikes available, and more …

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WPRI: Bike-share service coming to Providence

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Image from Social Bicycles’ blog City Councilman Bryan Principe, who represents Ward 13, will introduce a resolution at Tuesday’s council meeting that would authorize the Elorza administration to enter into a five-year $400,000 contract with Social Bicycles, a well-known company that will oversee the “implementation, management, and operation” of the bike-share service. […] The bikes will be located at 40 …

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Cyclovía, Bike Repair Stations, more announced at Bike to Work Day

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Mayor Angel Taveras this morning joined with the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition and bicycle commuters from across Providence to take part in the City’s annual Bike to Work Day celebration. Mayor Taveras and bicycling advocates from his staff rode their bikes from the Mayor’s home in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood to the celebration in Burnside Park.

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News & Notes

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Citi Bike, NYC bike share. Photo (cc) ccho. Gawker: Tycoon’s Pet Newspaper Thinks For-Profit Citi Bikes Are Socialism The Observer objects to Citi Bike not because the bikes are hideous or dangerous—the editors mention, but shrug off, the possibility of “accidents involving goofy tourists,” which for many New Yorkers is a plus—but because of… socialism. Yes! Citi Bike “represents another …

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Washington, DC highs a consultant to assess the complete economic impact of Metro, a Duany treatise on new urbanism, Boston’s bike share program, and more, in today’s News & Notes.