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View Poll Results: Best bike share?
Atlanta 0 0%
Austin 0 0%
Boston 0 0%
Chicago 11 25.58%
Denver 5 11.63%
Kansas City 0 0%
Los Angeles 1 2.33%
Miami/Miami Beach 1 2.33%
Minneapolis 4 9.30%
New York 4 9.30%
Philadelphia 3 6.98%
Pittsburgh 1 2.33%
Portland 3 6.98%
Salt Lake City 0 0%
San Diego 0 0%
San Francisco 0 0%
Seattle 0 0%
Washington DC 6 13.95%
Other 4 9.30%
Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-15-2017, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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As an avid cyclist, I'm excited to see so many cities create bike shares across the country. There's no better way to explore a city when the weather is nice, imo. My question to the more frequent travelers on this forum is this: which city currently has the best bike share system, in your opinion?

Weigh in all factors such as quality of the bikes, coverage, pricing, etc. Not just the cities themselves. While some cities will inherently be more bikeable than others, due to density, street layout, bike lanes and other factors, that doesn't automatically mean their system is necessarily the best (translation: NYC doesn't get an automatic win here).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...#North_America
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Old 01-15-2017, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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Chicago, NYC and DC probably have the best systems
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Old 01-15-2017, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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"Other:" Cleveland

UH Bikes – Cleveland Bike Share
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Old 01-15-2017, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Remove Seattle.

Seattle
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Remove Seattle.

Seattle
Wow, that's disheartening. Hopefully a private company, like Nintendo or Microsoft, swoops in to capitalize on the opportunity.
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Old 01-16-2017, 08:22 AM
 
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I've heard great things about NYC's system.

I know Chicago has 535 stations and 9,200 available bike slots. It's used by around 16,000 people per day or 500,000 per month during the warmer months, fewer during the winter, but still by hundreds of thousands per day.

The city has invested tremendously in hundreds of miles of protected/segregated bike lanes throughout the city. Many of them now have their own dedicated stop lights at intersections.
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Old 01-16-2017, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Chicago's was really nice. Phoenix has a good one in place, but I don't see too many people utilizing it.
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Old 01-16-2017, 08:42 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Rumor has it that all of the bike share bikes in Portland have been stolen.

Maybe Tokyo?
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Old 01-16-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I like Chicago's the best. DC's is good too.
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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Remove Seattle.

Seattle
Its actually a good thing they're getting rid of bike share in Seattle. It was implemented horribly, and a new one will come back in one or two years once they get some bike infrastructure built, which is what they're doing with the money that would have gone to bike share.
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