Sunday, January 2, 2011
It seems like bike-sharing just started yesterday, and all of a sudden, it is all over and being used with great
frequency. Some place like Dublin, Ireland and Paris, France seem to be especially smitten w/ the bike share program.
When I looked at the Google/Bike-Share map (link & graphic on left), I was pleased to see that the United States has also caught bike-share fever. The numbers at the U.S. facilities aren't quite as impressive as those in most European locations, but I'm sure our relatively low prices for gas have something to do with that. In addition, the U.S. doesn't have quite the bicycle culture as they do in Europe. Hopefully, that's very gradually changing.
If you get a chance, check out the bike-sharing blog. Join me in a pledge to try out one of your local bike-share stations. I've talked to the folks at the Denver & Washington D.C. bike-sharing programs, but as of yet, I haven't given them a spin. It's on my to-do list for this coming spring or summer.