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Old 05-10-2017, 04:45 PM
 
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I do NOT intend this to be a debate but rather an information gathering post.

Please start with your city's bike share. In my travels to all top 50 metros, I've noticed most seem to have a large bike share network.

Here is Louisville's since I live here

LouVelo bike share stations popping up all around town — Broken Sidewalk

It launches with only 28 stations and 300+ bikes, but the plan is to add lots to the stations and be to 1000 bikes in the next year.

By Fall, Louisville will have an addition 15 stations for a total of 43, and place the city in the top 30.

How about your city's bike share stats?

https://ggwash.org/view/62137/all-11...ranked-by-size

As you can see, this data is already behind for Louisville.



Two recent cities which I visited (again) which did not have one were Richmond and Jacksonville.

Also, what is going on with Seattle's bike share?

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Old 05-10-2017, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Montreal/Miami/Toronto
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For Montreal, the BIXI system, North Americans first large-scale bike sharing system! It's also the largest in Canada.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIXI_Montr%C3%A9al

https://www.bixi.com/main.php?i=12&l=en

6,200 bikes and 540 stations.
2016 ridership- 4.1 Million and remember it's not year round. (April-October I believe)

It's a wonderful system and affordable as well, definitely recommended if anyone visits Montreal (and citizens as well)
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Jersey City is in the Citi Bike system, along with parts of NYC.

Systemwide, there are 8,000 bikes in over 500 stations. There are 50 stations in Jersey City. Not sure how many of the 8,000 bikes are here.

Here's the map of the stations. You'll see they cover most (but not all) of Manhattan, small bits of LIC Queens and northern Brooklyn, and thinly cover all sections of Jersey City.
https://member.citibikenyc.com/map/

The neighboring city of Hoboken has its own bike share system, called Hudson Bike Share. They have 28 stations in their small city. What I like about their system is that you don't have to return the bike to a station. You can lock it up at a public bike racks throughout the city. The website or app will show bikes available at official docks, and bikes locked up at other locations, so you may find a bike closer to you than the nearest station.
https://hudsonbikeshare.com/how-it-works/
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:27 PM
 
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Jersey City is in the Citi Bike system, along with parts of NYC.

Systemwide, there are 8,000 bikes in over 500 stations. There are 50 stations in Jersey City. Not sure how many of the 8,000 bikes are here.

Here's the map of the stations. You'll see they cover most (but not all) of Manhattan, small bits of LIC Queens and northern Brooklyn, and thinly cover all sections of Jersey City.
https://member.citibikenyc.com/map/

The neighboring city of Hoboken has its own bike share system, called Hudson Bike Share. They have 28 stations in their small city. What I like about their system is that you don't have to return the bike to a station. You can lock it up at a public bike racks throughout the city. The website or app will show bikes available at official docks, and bikes locked up at other locations, so you may find a bike closer to you than the nearest station.
https://hudsonbikeshare.com/how-it-works/
Thanks, I have used bike share in NYC but dont recall seeing many in Jersey outside Hoboken, but Jersey City seems to be rapidly rising (gentrifying).

Lets keep this to metro areas. In general, it seems there should probably be around 1000 bikes per million people, which seems to be Louisville's goal.

How about more small and midsized cities? I thought Boulder's system was awesome.

As an urbanite, this is one of the ways I get around and compare urban neighborhoods.
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Old 05-10-2017, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Seattle's bike share was a failure and went out of commission. It was too expensive, plus it doesn't help that bike enthusiasts will already have a bike, plus the rain... Even still, a new bike share program is already in the works to make a comeback somehow by the end of this year I believe.
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Old 05-10-2017, 10:41 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Miami Beach's system started in 2011 with 100 stations and 1000 bikes and a few years ago it expanded into Miami's downtown, Brickell, Coconut Grover, Little Havana, Midtown, Wynwood and Upper EastSide. I think that the system is nearing 2000 bikes and 170 or so stations. Many bike stations are at or near the free MetroMover stations in downtown and Brickell.
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Denver
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New Orleans is looking to add 70 stations and 700 bikes this fall. I don't see the draw unless you're a tourist. I have my own bike and most others here have them too.
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Capital Bikeshare in DC has over 429 stations with over 2500 bikes. It's very popular and I've used it myself but only the 30 minute option as I don't use it that much. But it's still growing as well. Covers most of the DC area inside the beltway but some outside of it as well. It opened in 2010.

https://www.capitalbikeshare.com/

Dallas doesn't have a bikeshare system which is odd. Houston does but it's small. I think they have 38 stations with 275 bikes now but plan to open many more. In fact, I just read they plan to open 4-6 new stations each month for the rest of the year so growth is coming to that one as well. It started in 2012. Just read they plan to have around 100 stations with over 1000 bikes by the end of 2018 and the city just passed a bike plan too. I wish Houston's system get rid of those funny looking baskets.

https://houston.bcycle.com/
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:44 AM
 
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Chicago has the second highest ridership in the USA, with over 580 stations and around 5,800 bikes and 9,985 bike stalls. The program had its 10,000,000th ride this past January after around 3.5 years of service. Last year saw around 5,000,000 rides given.

It's grown greatly over the past 18 months or so.
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: The South
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Thanks, I have used bike share in NYC but dont recall seeing many in Jersey outside Hoboken, but Jersey City seems to be rapidly rising (gentrifying).

Lets keep this to metro areas. In general, it seems there should probably be around 1000 bikes per million people, which seems to be Louisville's goal.

How about more small and midsized cities? I thought Boulder's system was awesome.

As an urbanite, this is one of the ways I get around and compare urban neighborhoods.
Carrollton, Georgia Pop. approximately 26000, I suppose that would be small.

50 bikes, 10 stations. Brand new 16 mile paved Pedestrian and bike trail circling the city.
Carrollton's Bike Share ready to roll out! - The Carrollton Greenbelt
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