With bike share programs in over 30 U.S. cities and over 36 million trips taken in the U.S. since 2010, bike share has rapidly emerged as a new transportation option that can bolster public transit usage and increase cycling. As cities and towns around the country focus on sustainability, bike share systems can play an important role in safety and livability efforts by making it easier for people to get around. To facilitate conversations between peer cities, NACTO holds roundtables, workshops, and webinars and conducts research on best practices and challenges for the growing bike share movement.
The NACTO Bike Share Practitioners’ Paper series highlights best practices for cities aiming to address equity issues while introducing or expanding their bike share systems.
Bike Share Industry Forum | Arlington, VA | March 2-3, 2014
On March 2-3, 2014, leaders drawn from across North America’s burgeoning bike share industry will convene for a two-day summit on the state and future of bike share. The meeting, which follows a 2013 roundtable of bike share system owners convened by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) in Denver last September, will gather industry leaders at a critical moment for bike sharing in the United States. An agenda is available here.
Bike Share Roundtable | Denver, CO | September 8-9, 2013
In September 2013, NACTO hosted a national consortium of bike share owners and non-profit operators in Denver, Colorado. The discussion focused on major challenges and opportunities for the industry as well as best practices in bike share marketing, sponsorship, and operations. This roundtable was the first meeting of a large, diverse group representing 29 cities with operational or planned bike share systems.
Bike Share Roundtable | Washington, DC | March, 2013
In March 2013, NACTO convened a small group of bike share systems to discuss key challenges facing the industry and opportunities for further communication among stakeholders.
Bike Share Workshop | Washington, DC | March 22-23, 2012
NACTO held a bike share workshop in March 2012 to discuss emerging trends and best practices in bike sharing in the United States. The national meeting was the first of its kind, convening bike share owners, operators, and other stakeholders in Washington D.C. The workshop was co-organized by Federal Transit Administration, Federal Highway Administration and American Public Transportation Association, and was co-hosted by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Capital Bikeshare.
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See the growth of bike share systems worldwide on this global map.