There are now over 2,000 cities with a bike share program. Bike Share examines all the major developments in the 50-year history of bike share programs. The book provides a detailed focus on contemporary bike share programs, including many of the most prominent systems, such as those in Paris, London, and New York, as well as the rapidly emerging dockless bike share sector. This book also addresses how rapid technological innovation, particularly in terms of mobile internet devices and electric assist bicycles may change the face of not just cycling, but urban mobility more generally.
By the end of 2018 it is estimated that there are more than 20 million bicycles in the global bike share fleet, with most of these dockless, coming online only in the last three years. Consequently, research examining bike share has not kept pace with the rapid deployment of this new form of urban mobility.
Bike Share addresses a number of key themes such as:
The book provides scholars, city planners, transportation practitioners and students with a resource that captures the most pertinent scientific findings and practical lessons that have been from bike share programs around the world.
Chapter 1. Introduction to bike share Chapter 2. The history of bike share Chapter Three: Bike share cities Chapter 4: The business of bike share Chapter 5. The human experience
Chapter Six: World’s best practice bike share
Chapter Seven: When bike share goes wrong
Chapter Eight: The future of bike share