Bike sharing

A Yellow Bike in Dayton

The Yellow Bike test balloon

Several years ago I proposed that Dayton join Denver in being one of the first to roll out the BCycle bike share system. It would have been about a $2 million investment, and would have put Dayton on the map in the news cycle as a major player and forward thinker in bik- sharing systems. Read More

Economic recovery will fail with gas over $3 a gallon: investigate

Retailers just reported a bounce in holiday sales that were actually over what they were pre-meltdown. The very same day- the price of gasoline shoots up to $3.20 a gallon. If the oil companies had any sense, they’d realize that by gouging now, we’ll end up with more people declaring bankruptcy again, prices on everything Read More

Will Dayton Bcycle in 2010?

I’ve been working on getting Bcycle to launch in Dayton in 2010, with approximately 500 bikes and 50 stations to start. Bcycle will be launching in Denver at the same time, with at least double those numbers. I believe this is one way we can project that Dayton is a forward-thinking city- with a lot Read More

Data, Dayton and developing our City 2.0

When I first ran for Mayor, I talked about an ombudsman who would enter all complaints into a central database and then we’d evaluate how well we closed the issues. Each and every week. Now, with the internet, mobile apps, and all kinds of social media, we can develop a web enabled system of tracking Read More