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After ten years’ international experience, the 46,536 bicycles provided by JCDecaux for self-service rental and their 3,882 docking stations have been selected by 66 cities in 10 different countries in Europe and Asia-Pacific, attracting a total of nearly 550,000 subscribers around the world.
A mere 68 bike-share cities had services operational in December 2007.
Right from their start-up, bike-sharing services can contribute 10 - 20 jobs to the local economy for smaller implementations and 30 - 50 jobs for larger ones.
With the Warsaw bike rental system Veturilo it is possible to use 57 Veturilo stations with 1.000 bikes since August 2012.
450 bike-sharing systems worldwide were all modeled after vélo'v / Vélib'.
For the first time EuroTest conducted a comparison of 40 public bicycles schemes in 18 countries. The focus was on bicycle hire systems that are increasingly on offer in public areas.
Citi's $41 million sponsorship will fund the nation's largest public bike-share system, providing new Yorkers with a new, affordable transportation option at no cost to taxpayers, and create 200 jobs.
In almost 60 major cities throughout Germany, Deutsche Bahn has offered its customers mobility on two wheels since 2002. The bikes are instantly recognisable from their striking design and eye-catching red and silver paintwork.
With a public transport ticket unique to North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany), Düsseldorfer Rheinbahn, car2go and nextbike want to combine different means of transport in the future.
Barclays Cycle Hire now covers 65km2 and stretches from Shepherd’s Bush in the west of the capital, through central London and east to the fringes of the Olympic Park. As well as the eastern expansion an extra 1,500 docking points are being installed in the original central zone and 600 new points have been provided in a spur west to the Westfield London Shopping Centre.
Brompton Dock is accessible for anyone who would like to hire a British hand-made folding Brompton bike. Brompton Dock is growing rapidly and spreading throughout the UK. Brompton Dock aim to reach 17 locations by the end of 2012. International expansion is the next step.
Thanks to its combination of an as easy as flexible rental-process and the involvement of ad-partners nextbike is able to offer very attractive prices and high availability.
Barclays Cycle Hire launched to Members at the end of July 2010 and to Casual Users on 3 December 2010. The scheme has proven to be hugely popular and listed below are some facts and figures about the scheme, which will be updated monthly.
The city of Cascais put two e-bike docking stations in use for their e-bike sharing program which were donated by Donauer Solar Systems.
More than 90,000 people now signed up as members of Barclays Cycle Hire
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: "In the past three weeks we've seen the streets of central London transformed, as our bikes become a familiar and immensely popular sight on London's streets."
Boris Johnson has spoken (with another jibe at David Cameron's Big Society). "This is the Rolls Royce of bicycles. I'm not saying it will win the Tour de France, but it is a beautiful, beautiful machine. I believe this cycling revolution will tackle all sorts of problems in society: pollution, it will help to get us fitter, it will help to tackle the scourge of obesity, or Big Society, as it is sometimes confusingly known. I think it will be a wonderful way of getting people out of their cars."
80 million trips have been made within the first three years
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