Monthly Archive: October 2017

China’s regulation with dockless bikes

Restrictions are coming for dockless bike-sharing firms… even in the mothermarket of China! Chinese authorities have banned any expansion of the existing fleet, trying to answer parking chaos, traffic congestion and public safety concerns in...

The new Velib’ unveiled!

Today was held in Paris the presentation of the new Velib’, that will launch on january 1st, 2018. The press conference happened along the Bassin de la Villette, and gathered Anne HIDALGO (mayor of...

Speaking of helmets… Dockless in Australia

I was writing previously about helmets in station-based schemes. But the development of dockless bike-sharing in Australia, with Ofo recently launching 400 bikes in Sydney, raised the same question for providers: Do I have...

Helmets and bike sharing

When you think about cyclist safety, you first think about helmets. And in every country, the debate around mandatory helmet lawson bicycles are… intense. Boom! For sure it has an incidence on the bike-sharing...

Urbo, the sustainable dockless bike-share?

It might not be one of the biggest companies in the new trend of dockless bike-sharing, but we noticed Urbo (currently operating in London) for its different philosophy and approach. When you open the home page...

India, a new market opening… or not

I wouldn’t to be in the head of bike-sharing business developper in charge of India. For sure, the market is huge, but its cultural singularity make the launch of public bike-share system a big...

Transit, the future of… transit apps

With bike sharing programs popping all accross cities, how does the user manage its 10 apps on his smartphone? Between public transport, car sharing, scooter sharing and bike sharing, you can have more than...

The race to Paris!

3…2…1…GO! The race to Paris is open for the dockless bike-sharing companies. Hong-Kong based Gobee.bike made the first move today, placing the first dozens of a couple of hundreds bike in the streets of the...