January 5, 2018

Here’s a comprehensive list of bike shares by state

Three inspiring stories of innovation and ingenuity across America

Viva las bike shares. RTC Bike Share launched the first public bike share system in Las Vegas in 2016. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Every Friday, The Renewal Project shares three stories from around the country that highlight the innovative solutions individuals and organizations are creating in their communities. Want to share a story from your hometown? Email us at info@therenewalproject.com.

The world on two wheels: Want to see the country by bike? Today, there are nearly 200 bike share companies in the U.S. Even the car-obsessed Motor City’s got one. The Bay Area’s got six—from a company that operates programs on corporate and college campuses to a recently launched electric bike share. So next time you take a trip—or if you’ve got one in your own hometown—check out the local bike share. The folks at Bikemunk.com, a site for enthusiasts and serious cyclists alike, put together this comprehensive list of all the bike share companies in the country. Click on their interactive map, below, to see if there’s a bike share in your city. Now more than ever is a great time to get on the saddle and see the America’s cities.

via Bikemunk

Presidential shout out: Last week, former President Barack Obama sent a series of tweets rounding up some of his favorite inspiring stories of the year. One of his favorites is also one of ours, featuring fifth grader Jahkil Jackson. President Obama tweeted: “Ten-year-old Jahkil Jackson is on a mission to help homeless people in Chicago. He created kits full of socks, toiletries, and food for those in need. Just this week, Jahkil reached his goal to give away 5,000 ‘blessing bags.’ That’s a story from 2017.” We must have something in common with the former leader of the free world, because last month we highlighted Jahkil as one of our favorite stories of 2017! We can’t wait to see more from this budding Chicago philanthropist in the years to come!

Compassionate cuts: Celebrity stylist Jason Schneidman has cut the hair of some of Hollywood’s most debonair leading men. He also serves another group of men in his Los Angeles community—the city’s homeless. Through his Street Cuts campaign, he helps men look and feel better with a haircut and a shave. In a video posted on Insider, Schneidman said a haircut is more than just a new ‘do, it gives the men confidence and it allows others to see them differently. He hopes it will be just one of the steps to help them get off the streets. Over the holidays, he posted this message on his Instagram: “As we move forward in 2018 we will continue to help people look good and feel good. We also will be coordinating with local organizations to make sure that the people we engage with are also put in touch with the services and housing that they need most, creating a solid path to rehab and housing is the ultimate goal!”

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Margaret Myers

Margaret Myers is the editor of The Renewal Project.