The bike--fitted with GPS, a cell link, and a computer--is the star, not the docking system.
That's good for a couple of reasons. One, it's much cheaper--about half the price, according to Social Bicycle's CEO Ryan Rzepecki. And two, the infrastructure is
There is another option in addition to the Citi Bike program: A bike that can be parked anywhere using a regular bike rack.
The company that created the bike is called Social Bicycles and is led by a former New York City DOT employee.
Just a few days after New York starts up its bike share, Hoboken, N.J. will offer its own, more high-tech program.
Hoboken's bikes have a built-in lock that replaces the need for bike docking stations, like the ones popping up in New York City....
Social Bicycles is bringing all the advantages of the digital, cloud-based world to the real, physical world, and providing a boost to what is already a rapidly growing alternative transportation industry.
CPG marketing & innovation exec. Experience at companies including P&G, Kellogg's, Wyeth, Coupons.com and a JV of Diageo. Have invested in numerous start-ups, including Green Dot Financial, which IPO'd in 2010.
Tampa, FL March 6, 2013 - Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced that the team of CycleHop, LLC and Social Bicycles will create a bicycle sharing program in Tampa.
"The idea for bicycle sharing is simple: to give residents and visitors one more way to...
New York City is continuing to make its mark in the startup community.
according to a recent report by PrivCo
That tally put New York right behind the heart of the tech industry, Silicon Valley, where 226 deals totaled $21.5 billion.