Bike Share Program#
What Is Bike Sharing?#
Bike share is an innovative public transportation program offering a network of bicycles for short-term use. Through automated, self-service bike check-out stations, bike share combines the flexibility and freedom of a bicycle with the accessibility of public transportation. Bike share systems enhance mobility within a city, promote tourism and economic development, and offer a fun and healthy way of getting around town. Extending the reach of public transit, bike share systems create connections - connecting people to where they live, work and play, and to other modes of transportation. A great way to stay up-to-date on the bike share world is at bikeshare.com.
- The Bike Share Business Plan (2014) lays out the vision for a phased future system, as well as an assessment of demand, costs, and steps towards implementation.
- EPA Technical Assistance (2013): included a workshop with bike sharing experts and summary memo with options for implementing bike sharing.
- The Fort Collins Bike Library Alternatives Analysis (2012), which analyzed long-term sustainable options for bike sharing.
- Demos of select bike sharing technologies (2012).