The number of North American cities with bike share systems has skyrocketed in recent years, but in too many cases, the size of the system doesn’t match the latent demand. Bike share has the potential to be a transformative transportation option and a major source of urban cycling trips, but only if the system goes where people want to go, with bikes regularly available. Too often, cities and operators are strapped when it comes to finding money to grow bike share programs to reach the scale and density required for a reliable transportation network.
What funding avenues are available for system expansion? What’s the best use of additional capital funding? How do you increase ridership? What opportunities are sparked by new dockless technologies? And as systems grow, how do you measure system success and health? In this panel, hear from four cities as they discuss their strategies for growing bike share.