by Clarence Eckerson, Jr, originally published by StreetFilms, Resilience.org: http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-12-20/riding-the-bike-share-boom
Without a doubt, 2013 has been a banner year for bike-share in the United States. Major systems were implemented in New York City and Chicago, and many others debuted or expanded in other cities.
In fact, Citi Bike users have biked over 10 million miles and the system is closing in on 100,000 annual members!
The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP)
has been studying 25 bike-share systems throughout the world, analyzing
which ones perform the best and why.
That informed ITDP's Bike Share Planning Guide, which has copious data and fascinating charts to pore over, helping cities create bike-share systems that will thrive.
We were very happy to team up with ITDP to make this Streetfilm. It
features a dozen bike-share systems and captures footage from an
unprecedented number of bike-share cities in any one film.
download the report!