Hello Miami Beach!

Miami Beach now has its own bike share. DecoBike went live last week. Currently there are just over 300 bikes available. At one point yesterday, over a quarter of them were in use – an impressive uptake just one week into the scheme.

Wikipedia says that “Miami Beach is one of only a handful of U.S. locales that has never recorded snow or snow flurries in recorded weather history.” Sounds ideal for a cycling city. Denver and Minneapolis, two of the other big bike share schemes in the U.S., close for the winter (Denver has just restarted for 2011) while the Washington DC/Arlington scheme has had to struggle with another severe winter and lots of snow. Miami Beach doesn’t have such things to worry about.

You can of course see where the bikes are, on my bike share map, along with those in over 30 other cities.