Bike Share!

Via on May 24, 2011

Is there a better way to be nice to the environment and be good to your body than by riding a bike?  No way Jose!

Europe has been bike sharing for years with great success, big cities like Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Paris just to name a few.  We’re finally catching on with cities like Washington D.C. and even Miami leading the way.

Boulder launched BCycle this past week, it’s the smallest city to ever create a bike sharing program.  Will the experiment work? I sure hope so.

Videos are fun, here’s a quick rundown of the program.

And here’a video about the Copenhagen program I filmed many moons ago.

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About Ryan van Duzer

Ryan Van Duzer is a born and bred Boulder boy who loves sunny days, riding bikes and eating burritos. He doesn't know how to drive a car, doesn't eat meat and is a big time momma's boy. Ryan is a freelance travel journalist and TV host, working mainly for Travel Channel and National Geographic. His dream is to host his own eco-adventure travel show and someday become the Mr. Rogers of the adventure world. To see more of what Duzer Duz, check out duzertv.com.

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4 Responses to “Bike Share!”

  1. mikelevin says:

    Duzer, Great job and great sound effects! BCycle ::: whoo-hoo! It's all about making it easier. BCycle shows bike sharing is working just by being one of the newest bike sharing programs to start up. Bike sharing programs remove obstacles and get people into biking as a serious transportation choice, not just "alternative" transport as a novelty. Pedal power to the people. Vote for Duzer as video doc producer of the year! Next step: wire social networks into the already digital bike sharing infrastructure and get exponential returns. You heard it first here on Elephant Journal!

  2. Sara Young says:

    I was just in Denver and wrote for momentum magazine about the bicycle sharing program there! It is epic! I love Bcycle! http://momentumplanet.com/blogs/opinions/denver-a…. Good stuff.

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