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Bike-Sharing App Connects Users Worldwide Solution by: 8D Technologies

Spotcycle is a free bike-share app that locates nearby bike stations for availability, maps out bike paths, and helps users navigate in cities. 8D Technologies has developed a smartphone application that assists bike-share users in getting the most out of their experience by locating bike stations, mapping out routes and displaying biking directions. ENVIRONMENTAL Spotcycle supports bike-share systems worldwide, enabling users to reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally.

SOCIAL In facilitating the use of bike-share systems, Spotcycle fights obesity and other negative effects of sedentary lifestyles.

ECONOMIC 8D states that Paris’ bike-share system resulted in 5% less vehicle traffic, translating into infrastructural savings for the city.

Spotcycle’s scalability, adaptability, and comprehensive support of worldwide bike-share schemes helps cyclists take advantage of a sustainable and ecologically sound solution for urban transportation. With Spotcycle, every city does not have to invent its own bike-sharing technology. Spotcycle is already available in cities in North America, Australia, and Europe. Why a Sustainia100 solution? Bike-share systems help take cars off the road while extending and complementing existing modes of public transportation. The success of bike-share schemes largely rests on making them easy to use. Spotcycle provides data to help facilitate commutes, which in turn encourages repeated use of bike-share systems. This makes Spotcycle a practical solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, gridlock, and smog in cities around the world.

Developed: Canada

Deployed:  16 countries in North America, Australia, and Europe 

“SPOTCYCLE MAXIMIZE  BIKE-SHARE EXPERIENCES  ALL OVER THE WORLD, WHILE SUPPORTING  A HEALTHY AND LOWCARBON TRANSPORT SYSTEM .” Isabelle Bettez, President and CEO, 8D Technologies

Spotcycle is a multicity bike-share app that enables users to see the status of nearby bike stations and get to their destinations quickly and efficiently.


Sustainia Award 10 Finalists 2014