Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about bike sharing

Portland's program will make several types of adaptive bikes available for short-term rentals. Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland via Better Bike-Share Partnership
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Portland — And Soon, Detroit — Bring Bike-Share to People With Disabilities

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Riding a bicycle is too often thought of as an activity that's off-limits for many disabled people. And that has continued to be the case with the bike-share systems getting off the ground in several American cities, which provide standard bicycles meant for the able-bodied. But that's starting to change, thanks to a yearlong effort in Portland that's the first of its kind in the United States.
Photo: Erik Voss and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition via the Better Bike Share Partnership
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Bike-Share and Open Streets: A Perfect Match

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Open streets events, or ciclovias, give people a new way to explore their city's streets. Without cars on the streets, they're a natural opportunity for people who don't usually ride a bike to hop on two wheels -- and that's precisely why it's important to include bike-share systems in the mix, says Stefani Cox at the Better Bike Share Partnership.

Toolkit Will Help Cities Bring Shared Mobility to Low-Income Neighborhoods

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The Chicago-based Shared-Use Mobility Center hopes their new interactive toolkit, released last week, will help cities expand the use of car-sharing, bike-sharing, and other forms of shared mobility, especially in low-income communities with limited transportation options. The toolkit includes a Shared Mobility Benefits Calculator, a Shared Mobility Policy Database, and an Interactive shared Mobility Mapping and […]