Study: Bike-share programs affect transit ridership

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Introducing bike-share to a city correlates with an increase in light and heavy rail ridership, but a drop in bus ridership, according to a study from researchers at the University of Kentucky.

The study found a 1.8% decrease in bus ridership. In addition, heavy rail ridership experienced a decrease of 1.3% per year after ride-hailing services entered a market, while bus ridership saw a decrease of 1.7% per year. But the data found that bike-share had a positive effect on subway ridership, increasing it by 6.9%, and light rail ridership saw an uptick of 4.2%.

The study examined data from 2002-2018 in seven large U.S. cities: Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, DC. It primarily relied on data from the National Transit Database as well as supplementary data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

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A different kind of bike donut

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Add the Orbike to Musk’s Boring Company program and you’ve literally got a city that’s perfect for any commuter. Sitting half above and half below the surface of the road, the Orbike is a donut-shaped vending machine that allows people to rent bicycles and bike-related equipment. Designed to be efficient, but more to grab attention, the Orbike rotates inside its transparent shell, allowing you to literally cycle through products before choosing what to buy/rent.

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All electric off-road adventure bike is now on the market

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As the move towards a healthier environment and one that is filled with the latest innovations and technologies gets closer, Outrider looks to follow the trend and release their new product into this thriving market.  Please enter the Outrider Horizon Electric Bike.

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Swap-In Wheel Converts Your Normal Bicycle Into An Electric Bike

GeoOrbital has set a brand new spin-on the traditional bike wheel. It’s basically a battery powered tire that may easily be changed for that unique regular wheel inside your bicycle.

GeoOrbital’s creators had formerly been subjected to cutting edge technical developments within the transport site. Having dabbled within the manufacturing of spacecraft at Honda at SpaceX, the group struck upon GeoOrbital’s thought.

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Amsterdam’s solar panel bike path shows all streets could double as power sources

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A bike path outside Amsterdam was plastered with custom solar panels a year ago and it has been generating more power than predicted—and the designers are convinced that it’s proof that networks of solar-covered roads could eventually be a viable energy source.

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LucidBRAKE – a motion-sensing BRAKE light for bikes

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LucidBRAKE –  A highly intelligent, patent-pending bike BRAKE light to help make your world a safer place. Eight ultra-bright LEDs provide multiple-mode awareness along the road, while wirelessly and brilliantly signalling stopping motion to help them keep you out of their accidents! No installation, no wiring, no On/Off switch, no fuss, no worry. Simply press to attach to your bike, helmet, or backpack, then ride.

LucidBRAKE is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The Inventor Showcase will take place October 10-11, 2015 at the NoCo Maker Faire. You will have a chance to take a look at the LucidBRAKE and many other amazing inventions.

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Fontus – a bottle that turns air into water as you ride your bike

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Fontus, is a “self-filling water bottle for your bicycle.”

Do you always have to constantly stop to refill your water bottle on long bike rides. Kristof Retezár, a student at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria, has come up with a new way to quench your thirst on the go. He has invented a little thing called Fontus, which he calls has invented a little thing called Fontus, which he calls a “self-filling water bottle for your bicycle..”

 

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Schiller X1 water bicycle allows riders to safely ride on water

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An innovative bicycle designed by Schiller allows people to safely ride on water.  It is the world’s most advanced water bicycle with a responsive steering mechanism, multi-speed drive train, twin propellers, and dual chamber pontoons. (Video and pics)

 

 

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Project Yerka: The world’s first unstealable bike

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Engineering students design a bike that cannot be stolen.

Three engineering students at Chile’s University of Adolfo Ibáñez have designed a bicycle that cannot be stolen. More than a novel idea, Project Yerka solves a very common problem. This innovative cycle will be a game changer.  (Videos)

 

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