Marie-Eve Assuncao-Denis is a transportation planner and urban designer from Montreal, Canada. She currently works at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, and previously worked on active and public transportation projects at the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) in Mexico City, as well as UN-Habitat in Nairobi, Kenya. Some of her most recent work has focused on fourth-generation and dockless bike-sharing systems in different parts of the world. She also worked a few years in international and community development, which led her to live in seven countries over four continents and to gain experience in public outreach and advocacy. She holds a Master’s of Urban Planning degree from McGill University.
- June 11: To dock or not to dock? Building tomorrow’s smart two-wheeler-sharing systems
The bike-share revolution: understanding the successes and strugglesIn the past ten years, bike-sharing systems have spread across the world, becoming popular in both large and smaller cities. The sector evolves rapidly, as proven by the recent emergence of dockless and electric bike-sharing systems. But what makes some of these systems successful while others aren't? What are the role and impact of dockless systems within our cities? Are there recurring patterns in the death and life of bike-sharing systems? This presentation will look at the impacts, interactions, successes and struggles of fourth-generation, dockless and electric bike-sharing systems around the world. Case studies such as Seattle’s Pronto! and its dockless successors Spin, Lime and Ofo, Mexico City's Ecobici and New York City’s Citi Bike, will be presented. Recommendations will then be shared for cities and companies wishing to implement or improve a bike-sharing system.