B-cycle is an innovative new bike-sharing startup that has kicked off with a clever little promotion. At their website, they have a short video explaining all of the benefits of bike-sharing and explaining how their system makes it work. Then they ask the question, “Who wants it more?” They allow you to fill in a form to add your community to the list of prospects that presumably will be on the short-list when they are ready to begin rolling out across the country.
Denver is already on the actual short-list, as their mayor announced last month that they would be installing the B-cycle system. And the rest of current top ten of the “who wants it more” vote contains some nice places known for their progressive planning (rank/city/current votes):
- Fort Collins 321
- Boulder 62
- Denver 49
- Austin 47
- Louisville 46
- Glencoe 44
- Miami 33
- Lexington 25
- Warrensburg 18
- Chicago 17
Here is the thing, I want OKC to be on this top ten list. It makes a statement about the city and what the people care about. Plus, it is good publicity, on the B-cycle website it cycles (intended) through the top ten, naming each and the current number of votes. Right now, Oklahoma City has only one vote…that is where you come in.
Feel free to leave a comment here to let the world know you voted and spread the word on twitter, facebook, etc. Who knows, maybe it will lead to something. By the end of the weekend I want to be climbing up the top ten list on our way to #1!
UPDATE 3/6 at 11:27 a.m. est:
We are in the Top Ten!
Thanks to the social networking brilliance of @urbanizedokie on twitter, Oklahoma City has broken into the top ten. I for one, think we should keep it going and cruise on up into the top 5. To vote, just go to Bcycle.com and then click the button on the lower left that says, “I Want It More.”
As a token of my thanks, I want to encourage you to check out what @urbanizedokie has going on at Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Emporium – Bricktown’s premiere gift store! And you might also want to take advantage of the great weather with a ride on one of Bricktown’s Water Taxis.
UPDATE 3/6 at 3:04 p.m. est:
We’re up to #2
That’s right, we’re up to #2. That puts Oklahoma City ahead of places like Boulder, Denver, Austin – a nice statement for our wonderful city. We still have some work to do if we are going to take over the top spot from Fort Collins, CO; but they are holding steady and we are still surging forward. And remember to type in “Oklahoma City”, not “OKC” or a metro suburb – it waters down the vote total! Vote early and often! Thanks!