Tag Archives: Bike Share

Bike Share in the US: 2010-2016

​The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released the first-ever nationwide count of bike share rides in the United States. NACTO’s data shows that over 88 million trips have been taken on a bike share bike in the U.S. since 2010, when the first modern bike share systems in the country were established. Bike share has grown to 55 systems across the country, with over 42,000 total bikes. This has meant that one of the lowest-cost transportation options is... Read more

The State of American Bike-Share

​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. Read more... Read more

Portland’s New Bike Share Marks Some Early Triumphs

Portland’s new bike share, Biketown, has already had some modest successes. Twenty-six percent of users said they had used the bike share program instead of driving a car, and 64 percent said they’re biking more. The program also reported some upsides for local businesses: 71 percent of tourists who used the bikes said they did so to reach stores or restaurants, and 69 percent of local riders said they were more likely to visit a business near the bike-share stations.... Read more

Bright Lights, Bike City: RTC Bike Share Launches in Downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the latest city to bring bike share to its community, further enhancing transportation options for residents and the world-class experience for millions of visitors. Over the weekend, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and its partners Bicycle Transit Systems (Bike Transit) and BCycle launched RTC Bike Share, the valley’s first public bike share system in downtown Las Vegas. With 21 stations at popular locations downtown and 180 bikes available 24 hours a day, bike share... Read more

Uber, Bike-Share and More Are Factors in Tomorrow’s Transit Agency

In cities where people have a few options for getting around town, they can drive personal cars, walk or bike, catch a bus, or hire taxis and Ubers. The last mode choice on that list is likely the cheapest, most efficient option for accessing the bus. In an effort to encourage transit ridership and alleviate the impact of service cuts brought on by budget woes, some transit agencies are subsidizing the cost of taking rides with Uber and other ride... Read more
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