Part of: Design Principles of Cycling [Draft Version]

Bike Sharing


Cities can go beyond safer bike lanes to also provide the bicycles themselves. Bicycle sharing has found success in low- and middle-income countries such as China and Mexico.

Promoting cycling through public bike-sharing systems can contribute to the local economy and carbon-free economic growth. Introducing new bicycle infrastructure can enhance bicycling rates and provide residents the choice to use transport that provides physical health benefits.

Implement bike share programs in large and medium-size cities, prioritizing connections to transit.

Examples of public bike-sharing systems. Left: EcoBici, Mexico City; Right: Bike Itaú, Rio de Janeiro