Rome Shows the World How Not to Run Bike-Sharing Program
Bloomberg – 6/11/14
While municipal bike sharing has thrived from Paris to Sao Paulo, the Eternal City is proving an exception. The Roma’n’bike program has been hobbled by crooks, legal troubles, political wrangling and geography — the city sits on its famous seven hills — combined with residents’ reluctance to abandon their cars and scooters.
Bicycle helmet rules are loosened
Dallas News – 6/11/14
The City Council on Wednesday partially repealed its bicycle helmet ordinance, which required all cyclists to wear one. Officials have debated for weeks whether to loosen the requirements as a way to encourage more cycling and launch a bike-sharing program. Council members disagreed once again over how far the city should go in rolling back the rules.
Palm Coast adds fourth bicycle station
Daytona Beach News Journal – 6/9/14
The city continues to tout its 120-mile trail system and induce more people to use them. Adding such fix-it stations will benefit more bicyclists, said city landscape architect Bill Butler.