Bicycle-sharing programs have the added value of increasing urban mobility, accessible recreation, and sustainable transportation in more than 2,000 cities around the world. In the United States of America, bicycle-sharing systems are present in all 50 States and the District of Columbia. Expansion of existing bicycle sharing systems and development of new bike shares, underpins a trend to continued expansion of these systems.
This publication summarizes the current landscape of bicycle-sharing systems across various municipalities and jurisdictions in the United States of America, and provides a comprehensive overview of systems with at least five stations and/or 20 bikes across the country.
PAHO/WHO hopes that this publication will serve as a source of information for policymakers, community leaders, NGOs, and others who may be interested in establishing new bike shares or expanding existing systems. Resources in this document provide information about cities or municipalities with similar objectives and/or comparable contexts, in order to promote learning and sharing of experiences.