Public bicycle sharing systems – new mobility in Cities
Examples in European and North-American cities show that public bicycle sharing systems are en vogue in multiple places around the world.
Few cyclists and low bicycle ownership were ideal preconditions for the acceptance of public bicycle rental offers.
Germany has a traditionally high bicycle ownership, but for various reasons – for example commuters using public transport need a bicycle for the ‚last mile‘ - the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) started six pilot projects for integrating bike sharing and public transportation to reduce motorized car traffic (see Integration of bicycles in public transport – the German experiment)
- Good practice examples in Germany
- EU-projects on public bicycle sharing schemes
- Integration of bicycles in public transport – the German experiment
- Evolution of public bicycle sharing schemes
Presentation Velocity Vancouver 2012, Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tilman Bracher, Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik: Integrating bicycles in public transport – the evaluation of six German projects (pdf, 1,7 MB)