City to City Idea Transfer

City to city idea transfer enables an exchange of practices and ideas. This collection of solutions and blocks provides a quick summary of resources on this topic.

100RC Post Industrial Group – Next Economy

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Whilst Bristol has a great story to share, we have a lot to learn from other cities. We want to explore how other cities are addressing the legacy of post-industrialisation to transform into thriving and vibrant places We will work with the post-industrial cities of Glasgow, Boulder, Durban, Huangshi, Melbourne, Pittsburgh, Rotterdam and Vejle to share best practice and develop new innovative approaches to local challenges.

Fostering bike share adoption in other cities

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Vélib' was the spark that ignited a wildfire of urban investment in bike-sharing systems these past few years. By 2011 the trend had spread to more than three hundred cities. Some of the larger programmes – with more than 5,000 bicycles – are in London, Barcelona, Montreal, Boston, Guangzhou, Beijing and Hangzhou. Most of these have financing systems similar to that of Vélib'. The largest is Hangzhou's, with 50,000 bikes.

Trial in smaller city (Lyon) and replication in Paris to develop ideal model

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It was only with the introduction of the Velo'v programme in Lyon that the pieces fell into place for a bicycle-rental system. In a short space of time bicycle traffic in the city increased fivefold. Two years later the model was copied in Paris and the Vélib' caught on. The initial 7,000 bicycles and 750 rental stations expanded the following year to 20,600 bikes and 1,450 stations respectively. According to Parisian authorities, there are currently 1,800 stations, no more than 300 metres apart, which are open around the clock. The Vélib' borrowing model combines aspects of former systems. It is cheap, but not free: a day subscription costs €1.70; a week costs €8; and a subscription for a year costs €29. The first half-hour of riding is free upon subscription, and you are entitled to make an unlimited number of changes – turning in and then checking out a new bike – during the subscription period. If you do not turn in a bike after the first half hour there is, in addition to subscription costs, a fee of €1 for the second half-hour, €2 for the following half-hour and €4 for each additional half hour.