While B-cycle requires stationary docks to operate -- and lots of docks close together to operate really well — UrBike is "dockless." Riders will have the flexibility to go more places, because they don't require fixed stations. A GPS-based lock, controlled by a smart phone app, will let riders pick up bikes and drop off them off almost anywhere, in theory.
When you compare the way people use Denver B-Cycle to the way people use top bike-share systems across the world, it’s clear that our system comes up short. People just don’t ride it that much. What’s holding B-Cycle back from being a great bike-share system? Like other transit systems, bike-share systems are measured according to how intensely people use them. A […]
For now, at least, Denver B-Cycle charges more than any bike-share system in the country for a half-hour rental: $7. The new rate, which applies only to people without memberships, is in a two-month test period. It’s part of a larger change to B-Cycle’s fare structure that Executive Director Nick Bohnenkamp says is meant to […]
Bike advocates and city workers marked the opening of two bike-share stations by Union Station this morning. The newest station is on the redesigned Wynkoop Street, and the other is behind the Union Station facade on a pavilion near Wewatta Street. Together, the two stations add 35 docking points to the system, with B-Cycle adding 18 bikes as […]
Nestled in the Denver City Council’s “work plan” — a document that guides its priorities — is a noteworthy goal for the city’s bike-share system: “A several-year plan for erecting B-cycle stations citywide.” It’s a worthwhile target, as long as the stations are sited close enough together. For bike-share systems to work well, the network has to cover a lot of ground and […]