Transportation organization says bike share use was up 25% last year

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Riders took more than 35 million bike share trips last year — 25 percent more than in the year before, according to a new National Association of City Transportation Officials study. NACTO noted that last year, the San Francisco Bay Area relaunched its bike share program with 10 times the number of bikes it previously had; likewise, Honolulu launched a bike share system, Biki, that quickly became the eighth-most heavily used bike share system in the U.S. The number of bike share equipment providers operating in the U.S.

U.S. Transportation Secretary says he won’t tolerate ‘crisis’ in bicyclist deaths

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday that he won’t tolerate an increase in bicyclist and pedestrian deaths. Foxx said he had experience with bike transportation issues as the major of Charlotte, N.C., prior to becoming Transportation Secretary less than a year ago.