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Public bikes in Palo Alto?

Presenter Bill Burton Wright of Library Bikes will show a presentation on the steps Paris took for the successful launch of the popular Velib bike rental program. Bill will have some “Roue Libre” bikes to share. The presentation will be followed by an informal Q&A and discussion of implications for Palo Alto. Thursday, June 5, read more »

Why transit needs bikes

Yesterday, Alan wrote a thoughtful post at EcoVelo entitled “Why bicyclists need transit.” Even though transit may not currently be on your radar, that could change overnight, and you may find yourself depending upon a bus or train in combination with your bicycle to get yourself to work everyday. Alan points out that the incomplete read more »

Palo Alto to consider bike share program

Bike Library on Palo Alto city council agenda tonight The Palo Alto city council will discuss a proposal to ask city staff to study the feasibility of a bike sharing system for Palo Alto. Several councilors and the mayor of Palo Alto recently sat in on a presentation about the Library Bike system in place read more »

Santa Clara County BPACs

If your New Year resolutions included a greater commitment to civic engagement, find out when and where your local bike advisory committees meet. If your town or county doesn’t have a BPAC, find something applicable like a traffic committee or even the planning commission. Start showing up to your city council meetings. Make some noise. read more »

179,000 miles on Bay Area Bike Share

Bay Area Bike Share (BABS) released their three month report card. Since the system opened to the public on August 29, 2013, 3,200 annual members and another 10,000 casual users have racked up 178,000 miles on 80,000 trips.

Bike share usage in the Bay Area

All bike share programs run by Alta Bike Share make their station data publicly available. For Bay Area Bike Share, you can find the real time data here. My GIS guru friend Steven Vance tells me the data is updated once every minute, and points to helpful resources like this Chicago hack night document pointing read more »