Sebastian at Garden by the Bay Sebastian at Garden by the Bay

It was a joy this morning riding with Sebastian Schlebusch from Nextbike. We met during the recent LTA RFI (Request for Information) briefing for bike share system to be implemented in Singapore.
We rode from Paya Lebar MRT station to the CBD area, via Garden By the Bay and the Marina Barrage. The route consists both busy on-road and relax off-road riding and it gives a taste of how it is like cycling in Singapore.
Through talking to Sebastian, I realize Nextbike is a unique bike share operator which also manufacture their own bicycle and stations system. Currently there are 17,000 Nextbikes in 80 cities. “Vertical integration” give them a great due of flexibility when dealing with different cities. In addition to automatic docking unit, they can also provide bicycle with own smart lock. The bike can be parked anywhere and user will be able to locate and unlock the bike through a mobile phone app. More about Nextbike.

First bike path in CBD In front of the stadium. Possible bike share station? Potential bike station space? Local breakfast (Beehun-Rice vermicelli) Local breakfast (Beehun-Rice vermicelli)

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ISUDA Bike Share Design Competition is attracting a fair bit of mentioning in the well know design site Core77 and The AtlanticCities.
One of the entries (Asta Sad) of Isuda bike share design competition host by Bicycle Design

Although the number of design entries is not as many as we anticipated, there are some really interesting and inspiring ideas submitted.
You can take a look at Bicycledesign and vote for you winning entry.

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HDB Green Print road show

October 13, 2012

ISUDA is proud to be the bike share partner to be exhibited in the HDB road show. The “GreenPrint” is an important initiative by HDB to bring sustainable living into existing HDB estates. It covers the Yuhua neighbourhood, consists of 38 blocks and 3194 flats (Blk 209-240 Jurong East Street 21). Community Engagement (Green community [...]

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Animation of the first 5M rides of London Barclays Bike

October 7, 2012

This mesmerizing animation is created by visualisation specialist Jo Wood at City University in London. He based it on data from the first 5 million journeys pedalled in the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme since its launch in July 2010. “[Visual analytics] allow transport planners and organisations such as Transport for London to make better informed [...]

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ISUDA Bike Share Design Competition @ Bicycledesign.net

September 5, 2012

I am excited to announce that ISUDA Bike Share is collaborating with James Thomas’s BicycleDesign.net to search for a new design that is optimized for bike share purposes. I am a big fan of the James Blog since I was working in Philips Design. His blog was started in 2005 and is followed by many [...]

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The little Green Dot reports

June 16, 2012

Little Green Dot is a news show produced by seven broadcast journalism students from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, for the United Nations Environmental Programme, Youth Climate Report. The news show investigates what Singapore is doing to help save the environment in the area of transport. Stories include: CNG Taxis, Electric Cars and Isuda Bicycles. . [...]

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Isuda in Straits Times

June 10, 2012

Straits Times, Sunday Time 2012-06-10 The founders of Isuda, a pilot bicycle-sharing project based at one-north, want to take their idea to more places. Mr Francis Chu, 51, and Mr Michael Zhan, 30, are working with tertiary-level students to start similar initiatives on their campuses. They are also in talks with some companies and government [...]

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Shu Yin and Cao Ye, welcome on board!

April 21, 2012
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Welcome 1st and 2nd ISUDA user!

April 17, 2012
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Could London Boris bike work for Singapore?

April 15, 2012

Could Central London’s 20-month-old bike sharing scheme provide a model for Singapore’s CBD? This is the question posted by Cheow Xinyi, the reporter who traveled to London to check out the Boris bike. “Barclays Cycle Hire is operated and funded by Transport for London (TFL), the body responsible for the city’s public transport system, with [...]

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