Cities Expect Bicycle Boom

Both cities (Chicago and San Francisco) plan to integrate bicycle sharing with other forms of public transit through what Klein called “the digital public way.” They hope to bring various modes of transportation together through mobile applications that people can access on smart phones. “Our goal is to have an integrated app, which puts the pressure on us to generate the data, collect the data and push the data out to the community,” Papandreou said, ”so that at any given time you’ll be able to say, I’m here, I want to go there, here are my options, here’s how much they cost, here’s how I pay for them.”