Bike Sharing in the United States

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This month the Pedestrian and and Bicycling Information Center (a partnership between FHWA and the UNC Highway Research Safety Center) publised a guide to bikeshare programs in the USA. Bike Sharing in the United States: State of the Practice and Guide to Implementation [PDF], "explores the evolution of bike sharing in the US, defines success factors, examines funding models, explains demographic and geographic trends affecting the implementation of programs, recommends a step-by-step approach for implementation in cities in the start-up phase, and discusses measures to increase demand and expansion of existing programs." More information and resources about bikesharing in the US can be found on the PBIC website.