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Bicycle Sharing and Renting

Notice of Public Open House: Rutgers Regional Bicycle Share Program

Notice of Public Open House: Rutgers Regional Bicycle Share Program

Bike share is coming to Rutgers New Brunswick and the surrounding communities! Rutgers University, together with North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and other regional partners, is implementing a regional bike share program, “Knight Cycle,” through the Regional Transportation Alternatives Program (RTAP). The projects planners aim to install a system with around 350 bicycles, similar…read more →

Jersey City’s New Citi Bike Stations: How to Benefit All Neighborhoods Equally

Jersey City’s New Citi Bike Stations: How to Benefit All Neighborhoods Equally

On July 20, 2016 the Jersey Journal reported the rollout of 15 new Citi Bike stations and 150 new bicycles. The Journal states that of these, nine stations will be concentrated in the Eastern, Downtown neighborhood, with the nearby Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood (in the central West) receiving three stations, and the southernmost Greenville and northernmost Heights neighborhoods acquiring a meager two…read more →

Bike Share – Not Just for the Big City

Bike Share – Not Just for the Big City

It seems like every year is a banner year for bike share systems in America’s largest cities. New York’s Citi Bike saw an impressive 24% increase in annual trips last year, breaking the 10 million trip mark. Capital Bikeshare, which serves the Washington DC area, continues to expand its service area and membership. However, these relative colossi are not the…read more →

Is Bike Sharing the Safest Way to Ride?

Is Bike Sharing the Safest Way to Ride?

News Spotlight | March 19th – April 1st: Is Bike Sharing the Safest Way to Ride? +“Bikesharing and Bicycle Safety,” Mineta Transportation Institute, March 2016 The Mineta Transportation Institute released a fascinating new study in March, “Bikesharing and Bicycle Safety,” that shows that using bike share is safer than riding a personal bike. Most striking, there have been zero fatalities in…read more →

Now it’s Jersey Citi: Bicycle Share Comes at Last to Jersey City

Now it’s Jersey Citi: Bicycle Share Comes at Last to Jersey City

By: Ganlin Huang, MCRP candidate This month Jersey City announced its much-anticipated launch of its bicycle share program, Citi Bike Jersey City. Slated to open in September, Citi Bike Jersey City will be interoperable with New York City’s Citi Bike share: only one membership is required to use both systems. Both programs will have the same fee structure, with riders…read more →

Bicycle Share and Complete Streets

Bicycle Share and Complete Streets

It’s perhaps one of the oldest philosophical questions in the book – which came first, the chicken or the egg? This simple question has stirred debate and stimulated interesting conversations for as long as people have wondered. But the concept of the chicken and the egg question is not monopolized by farm animals by any means. It can be transferred…read more →

Corporate Bike Share Programs

Corporate Bike Share Programs

Bike share systems have gained popularity across the country and many cities planning to implement, or already have introduced, their own systems. Bike share systems need bicycle riders, which creates a need for accommodations for bicyclists. One of the primary hurdles in starting a bike share system is overcoming the obstacles that accompany riding in general: bicycle parking, showers at…read more →

Bike Shares

Bike Shares

Over the past few years, third-generation bicycle share programs have increased in popularity across U.S. cities, mimicking a trend started in Europe a decade ago. They are identified as systems that allow people to borrow bikes to get from one location to another without having to return the bicycle to its original location. As the number of people commuting by…read more →

Community Spotlight: Rutgers University Bike Rental Pilot Program

Throughout New Jersey, bicycle use is increasing. Local communities, and now Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey are establishing programs and policies that are encouraging alternatives to driving. Although these programs are not a direct result of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Complete Street’s Policy, they are providing the policy with a solid foundation in the push for…read more →