A Tiny Briefcase That Turns Citibikes Into Electric Scooters

The bike share programs that have popped up in major cities around the world make for a cheap way to get around town for a few hours—unless you're lazy. So if you find yourself suffering from "let's just take a cab" syndrome, you might want to consider funding this clever little briefcase called the ShareRoller that adds … » 2/20/14 6:20pm 2/20/14 6:20pm

8 Urban Stories You Might Have Missed in 2013

Rob Ford, CitiBike, Bay Area tech woes, China's crippling smog: You've seen all the big headlines for cities this year. But here are a few of the urbanism stories that might have flown under your radar. » 12/31/13 5:30pm 12/31/13 5:30pm

Hack a Bicycle Helmet To Hunt Down Citi Bike Stations

Now that New York has finally joined the rest of the world with a city-wide bike rental program, users are finding great ways to further improve the service. Including Adafruit's Becky Stern who retrofitted a run-of-the-mill bike helmet with a wicked LED light show and a handy indicator that lets riders find the… » 6/21/13 11:01am 6/21/13 11:01am

How America's Biggest Bike Share Will Turn NYC into a Cycling City

CitiBike has landed. Yesterday, amid a scrum of politicians and reporters, city officials introduced the system poised to transform New York street life. But keeping track of 6,000 new bikes—not to mention their riders—will be no small chore. And to do it, the city is implementing a handful of smart systems, ranging… » 5/28/13 3:05pm 5/28/13 3:05pm