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Indy’s Bike Share, by Matthew Moggridge

Indy’s Bike Share, by Matthew Moggridge
This post was written by a visitor to our town who took the Pacers Bike Share for a spin. The original post is located on the blog No Visible Lycra, and a second post on the topic can be found here. As the day drew to close as far as the convention was concerned and all the work was done, I decided to check out Indianapolis’ new bike share scheme. It costs $8 for a 24-hour pass but you have to put the bikes back into a docking station after 30 minutes. There are plenty of docking stations dotted around the city and every docking station offers maps showing exactly where they (and you) are. The...
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NYC: Bike Share and High Line

NYC: Bike Share and High Line
Last week, I was able to take a short trip to New York City with my wife. While she was busy with her work training sessions in the day, I made a point to geek out on their new Bike Share system, as well as the High Line elevated park. Here’s a look at the first docking station that I used on the southern tip of Manhattan. The process was slightly time-consuming, but generally straight forward and problem free: I then headed to Shake Shack, a legendary burger shop that has been expanding in the city. Docking the bike nearby proved to be slightly difficult, and I had to have someone explain that...
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Bike Share in Indy: Think of the Possibilities

Bike Share in Indy: Think of the Possibilities
It has been a few months since the city of Indianapolis announced its upcoming bike share program. At the time, there was a healthy discussion on our blog’s e-mail group about the potential for this bike share moving forward in the city. I thought now would be a good time to discuss the reasons I think it could be successful, as well as potential pitfalls to avoid if B Cycle wants to make this service more inclusive. First, the positives: A bicycle is great for medium-distance rides. I work right downtown, and often would like to have lunch on Mass Ave or Fountain Square. Currently I either have...
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An Indy resident rides Minneapolis’ Northstar

An Indy resident rides Minneapolis’ Northstar
One Morning’s Journey on Northstar Commuter Rail By Ben Houle Recently I stayed (with family) for a few days in Anoka, a northwest suburb about 20 miles outside of Minneapolis. As I had business in Minneapolis and no car to use, I took the opportunity to ride the new Northstar commuter rail line into town. A little background on Minneapolis – it has had a successful light rail in place from the Mall of America through the airport and into Minneapolis for years. They added the Northstar Line extending from the last light rail stop out into the northwest suburbs in November of 2009...
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