The State of American Bike-Share

Biking along Lake Michigan in Chicago (AP Photo / Charles Rex Arbogast)

​It’s no secret that bike-share systems have exploded across the U.S. in the past decade. The four first modern bike-share systems in the U.S. were launched in 2010, and there are now 54 systems with over 42,000 total bikes. Usage grew from a mere 320,000 trips taken in 2010 to over 28 million trips in 2016; since 2010, 88 million trips have been taken on a bike-share bike in the U.S.

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