Why Cities are Supporting Bike Sharing Programs.
A new Denver, Colorado, company, Denver B-cycle, offers one of the largest bike-sharing programs in the United States. The company has more than 500 bikes, all made by Trek, that are available through more than 50 bike stations, or B-stations as they are called, in the Denver metropolitan area.
With 430 bike-sharing programs, China is the clear frontrunner in terms of bike-sharing, but as Uber’s latest acquisition shows, it is catching on in the United States as well. Felix Richter.
The general profile of a bike-sharing user is a middle-aged man with a good cultural and economic level, using the bike-sharing system to go to work in the last part of the daily commuting trip.
Bike-sharing systems reduce carbon emissions, cut local air pollution, make it easier for people to get exercise and, importantly, build political support for safe bicycling infrastructure.
In Denver, where the B-Cycle sharing program was instituted, there were 102,000 rides in the first 7 months: and 43% of Denver users reported they were replacing car trips with bike rides. Paris saw a 70% increase in bike use and a 5% reduction in traffic and congestion thanks to its Velib’ program—and those changes happened in the first year of its operation.
Health Benefits of Bike Sharing Depend on Age, Gender. Although men of all ages and older women who bicycle improve their health, for younger women, the disproportionate fatality rate from.
Here's what bike-sharing programs need to succeed. by Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, Dorina Pojani, Jonathan Corcoran And Richard Bean, The Conversation.