U.S. bikeshare continues to grow steadily in the last year, bolstered by the country’ largest systems. The total number of trips made by bikeshare rose 25% in 2016 over the previous year, according to new statistics released by NACTO:
“The number of bike share systems, defined as publicly-available systems with at least 10 stations and 100 bikes, has steadily increased year-over-year, from four systems in 2010 to 55 systems in 2016. In addition, 80% of systems that have been in operation for more than a year have expanded since they launched.
“2016 saw the launch of two large systems in major cities: BIKETOWN in Portland, OR and Metro Bike Share in Los Angeles, CA. The number of bikes in the nation also increased substantially, up 30%, as existing large systems have continued to grow.”