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READ: Bike Share Programs Encourage Efficient Commutes In Cities Around The World #energyefficiency

READ: Bike Share Programs Encourage Efficient Commutes In Cities Around The World #energyefficiency

Citi Bike, New York City’s bike share program, celebrated its first birthday earlier this week by offering riders one dollar day passes, along with free cupcakes at select stations. The program has evolved significantly in the past year, and despite some initial resistance and technical glitches Citi Bike now boasts more than 104,000 annual members. Bike share programs are booming across the US and around the world, with cities implementing various strategies to garner public support, receive sufficient funding, and maintain successful programs overall. No matter what the final product looks like, bike shares are a great way to encourage citizens to make their commute, or even their leisurely weekend travel, more energy efficient. The first large-scale, urban bike sharing program utilizing specially designed bicycles was launched in Copenhagen in 1995 . Bycyklen encountere...

Full article: http://www.ase.org/blog/bike-share-programs-encourage-eff...

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