Map of Community Bike Organizations
April 20, 2011 1:34 PM   Subscribe

Map of Community Bike Organizations
I have been adding community bike shops to this public Google Map.

We initially started it as a 2+ person resource for a California bike collective tour. California collectives were very interested, so I shared it with an "international" list (mostly U.S.-based) and we made it publicly searchable. There are still a lot of bike collectives that need to get added to the map, but it's a good and growing resource.

What constitutes a community bike shop, according to the bike collective wiki:
* Non-profit bicycle organizations
* Bike shops that are accessible to people without money
* Shops that have an educational focus, teaching others how to fix bikes
* Shops that are volunteer run
* Organizations that ship bikes to communities in other countries.
* Shops that provide free or low-cost services to the community.
* Organizations that recycle bicycles and parts
Role: coordinator, editor
posted by aniola (4 comments total)

P.S. Neither the Bike Collectives wiki nor this map have much international info beyond Australia, Canada, Europe, US. It's a flaw.

Bonus points if anyone can put me, the map, or the wiki in touch with bike education/tool share shops from elsewhere.
posted by aniola at 5:11 PM on April 24, 2011

Just a heads up. I didn't see this on the wiki either: RCB.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 5:11 PM on April 24, 2011

Fixed it. Thanks!
posted by aniola at 5:20 PM on April 24, 2011

Related, not by me. The results of the 2010 Bike Collectives census just came out.

From the person who did it:
I've started putting up some of the basic data up on the wiki: I'm going to be doing a lot of revisions (some of the data doesn't really make sense in it's current form), adding charts and graphs, and adding some commentary. Unfortunately the statistician I had is no longer available to help analyze the data so I'm going to do my best until I can find another volunteer.

I fairly confident that I didn't add anything that could compromise anyone's privacy but if you do notice anything please let me know immediately.

Please feel free to add commentary, questions, charts, or anything else that you feel might be beneficial to the wiki page.

posted by aniola at 8:49 AM on April 25, 2011

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