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Bike Share Initiative

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With over 123 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.

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NACTO Releases Guidelines for the Regulation and Management of Shared Active Transportation

As shared dockless bikes and scooters proliferate on city streets, guidelines aim to ensure the best outcomes for the public The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), an organization that represents 62 cities and 11 transit agencies across North America,...

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Bike Share in the U.S.: 2017

NACTO Bike Share Initiative Bike share in the U.S. has continued its brisk growth, with 35 million trips taken in 2017, 25% more than in 2016. This growth is attributable to increasing...

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Rogue Bike Share Providers Raise Concerns For Cities

Coordination between cities and operators is key for successful systems For Immediate Release April 13, 2017 Press contact: Alexander Engel [email protected] 646.324.2919 In recent weeks, “rogue” bike share companies have launched, uninvited, in U.S. cities with flimsy equipment and limited or no public notification, posing significant safety...

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Bike Share in the US: 2010-2016

NACTO Bike Share Initiative Update (May 1, 2018): NACTO's Newest Report, Bike Share in the U.S.: 2017, updates these figures with 2017 ridership numbers, including on dockless systems. ...

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Bringing Equitable Bike Share to Bed-Stuy

Cities across the country are working with local partners to ensure that the benefits of bike share are equitable, and that bike share is accessible to people from all backgrounds. One such...

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A How-to Guide for Learning More about Bike Share in Your Community

  Intercept surveys—a selection of questions asked to a random sampling of bike share riders or passersby about their current trip, travel patterns, or attitudes and beliefs —are a tried-and-true method of gathering...

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High-Quality Bike Facilities Increase Ridership and Make Biking Safer

NACTO research in seven cities shows that pairing bike share with protected bike lanes encourages riding, increases the visibility of people on bikes, and reduces overall biking risk ...

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NACTO Releases New Guidance on Bike Share Station Placement

Provides a Framework for Cities to Increase Access, Make Streets Safer Getting station placement right is integral to the success of a bike share system. NACTO's new guide allows planners and community groups to help design and advocate for better, easy-to-access...

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Can Monthly Passes Improve Bike Share Equity?

Cities can increase users, equity by offering monthly membership and payment options NACTO releases second paper in “Practitioners’ Paper” series to highlight best practices for cities aiming to address equity issues while introducing or expanding their bike share systems ...

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Walkable Station Spacing Is Key to Successful, Equitable Bike Share

Cities can improve ridership, equity by increasing station density to 28 stations per square mile NACTO introduces “Practitioners’ Paper” series to highlight best practices for cities aiming to address equity issues while introducing or expanding their bike share systems ...

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