Industrialized Cyclist Notepad

Ben Serotta designed the new Citibikes

Interview on Streetsblog:

How do you think the new bike design will affect the customer experience?

Folks know me as the maker of high-end custom bike frames. This new project has allowed me to design a bike that’s custom-made to suit everyone.

All of the thought and planning that went into the new design will hopefully mean that the bikes spend more time on the street and less time in the shop. That means more bikes available for our customers.

via America’s Biggest Bike-Share Operator Now Makes Its Own Bikes | Streetsblog New York City.

B-Cycle is back
March 13, 2012, 05:00
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Denver’s public-private bike share program, B-Cycle, is back for the season, with expanded hours and (so it’s been said) a few new locations. Maybe one around here.

Shared E-Bikes in SF

Hilly San Francisco to Get Shared Electric-Bikes : TreeHugger.

As awesome as the bike is as a way to get around, sometimes human muscles don’t quite pack enough oomph to deal with hilly terrain.

Especially if the bike, even without the motor, weighs almost as much as a Jetta.

While history shows us it is a natural progression to want to add motors to leg-powered bikes (this is the same impulse which brought us the automobile age), the motor makes the bike potentially much more dangerous while taking away most of its health benefit, neither of which is positive for the beginners who tend to be drawn to e-bikes.

But this is an interesting development in the SF bike share program, no doubt.