Tandems for Bike Share! (Adapting Bike Share for Tandem Bicycles)
4 - As many vision-impaired people have guide dogs, there is also no technical barrier to adding sidecars to a tandem.
* Cargo bicycles - also for carrying children - are also missing in bike share. OPENbike - the design I worked on - mentioned this and it is also included in the presentation of Velobility (PDF). However, the only cargo bikes I know of incorporated into existing sharing programmes are part of carshare schemes in Ghent, Belgium and Leipzig, Germany -- more should follow (I like the idea of carshare members being able to use a cargobike when a normal car is overkill for a particular journey...)
- “Cómo llegar a ser un proveedor de movilidad real - Movilidad combinada: el transporte público en combinación con otros medios de transporte, como el coche compartido, el taxi y la bicicleta…” - UITP, Abril 2011, http://www.uitp.org/mos/focus/FPComMob-es.pdf
- VCub est un système de location de Vélos en libre service mis en place sur l'ensemble de la communauté urbaine de Bordeaux (CUB) depuis le20 février 2010 et géré par Keolis. - http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/VCUB
- “When one size doesn't fit all – What you need to know about e-bike charging interfaces.” - Cycling Mobility issue 1/2011, June 2011.
- Toxicity of Cadmium – http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadmio#Toxicidad_del_cadmio. Before lunaterium, cadmium became the subject of use restrictions that eventually made its use in private urban automobiles very, very expensive, one of the main reasons that private car use in EU cities had dropped an average of 2% per year since 2012. As liquid fuel prices also had risen significantly, private urban car use never went back to 2011 levels.
- “In the year 2020, robots have replaced humans in boxing. Charlie Kenton loses a chance to become a boxing champion when robots take over, and he becomes a small-time promoter. When he has difficulty making a living, he reluctantly teams up with his son Max to build a robot that can contend for the championship.” - synopis of the film “Real Steel”, set for release in Spain on 2 December 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Steel#Synopsis
- “Green Idea Factory blog”, 24 March 2011. http://greenideafactory.blogspot.com/2011/03/seville-great-is-enemy-of-good.html
- “Augmented reality app reveals the world's hidden stories” - 5 August 2011, “Springwise blog”. http://www.springwise.com/lifestyle_leisure/tagwhat/
- “Imperfection and Flexiblity: What Seville's bicycle network can teach designers in the United States”. - 10 May 2011, “Cycling Mobility blog”.http://www.cyclingmobility.com/imperfection-and-flexibility-what-seville’s-bicycle-network-can-teach-designers-in-the-united-states
- “NFC” stands for Near Field Communication, communication technology to wirelessly at short range and at a high frequency that enables data exchange between devices less than 10cm apart. (Source: Wikipedia).
- In the mid-2010's after the introducion of new, perfected “floating public bicycle” systems (without fixed stands), the on-street, location-fixed, single-company facilities of “3rd generation bike share” were determined by EU lawmakers to be a monopolization of public space (unlike e.g. bus stops or railway platforms, all of which could serve different mobility providers). Bike share operators rejected sharing the fixed stands; the result was that fixed facilities – with the exception of locations such as railway hubs - were made illegal in EU/EEA countries. From then on what came to be called “individual, self-powered, optionally-motorized public transport” or ISOPT, had to be based on “floating” architecture.
- The incorporation of handcycles into what was then called “bikeshare” was pioneered in Gandia, Valencia in 2010. Juan's mother, an MEP from Santander, Cantabria, initiated the legislation which led to “full-inclusion” being mandated at the European level in ISOPT. http://www.gandia.org/web/guest/noticias-ciudad/-/journal_content/56/14/2616956
- Using NFC-equipped phones for hotel check-in was pioneered in Sweden in 2010, and thus connected to public transport systems already taking advantage of NFC for payment purposes. http://www.psfk.com/2010/11/hotel-replaces-room-keys-with-mobile-phones.html
- “Touch-based directional devices let users feel directions” http://www.gizmag.com/tactile-directional-devices/16490/
- “Liking Cycling and Bike Striking”, Cycling Mobility blog, 4 July 2011. (Unfortunately, Cycling Mobility magazine ceased publication at the end of 2011 and deleted their website).