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Phone: 503-823-5185

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Learn more about other US bike share systems


Capital Bike Share, DC metro                Nice Ride, Minneapolis, MN 

People bike more after joining bike share, even if they own a bike.  

Bike sharing makes getting around more convenient for everyone. Two thirds of Minneapolis bike share members reported biking more after joining even though 77% owned a personal bike.

Big systems work, small systems don’t.   

There are hundreds of places in Portland that people want to go to. The more stations you have, the more likely it is that a bike sharing station is near your destination. Too few stations and the system isn’t a practical choice.  DC’s first system had only 10 stations and very little use. DC metro's new system has 140 stations and had 1 million trips in its first year.

Bike sharing works best in dense places 

Bike share is designed for short trips under three miles and 30 minutes. Cities get the most bang for the buck by locating stations at popular origins and destinations, such as workplaces, schools, and shopping districts. As the system grows, additional areas can be added.

Bike share stations need to be close together. 

Whether you’re parking your car or bike or getting off transit, you want to be close to your final destination.  If your bike share station is full, nearby stations provide a convenient back-up option to return a bike. 

Theft and vandalism aren't major concerns.  

Before bike sharing came to the North America, a lot of people worried that the bikes would end up vandalized, stolen or at the bottom of the river. That hasn’t happened.

Today’s bike sharing systems are built to withstand urban conditions – including people with ill intentions. Users must use a credit or debit cards to check out a bike, which creates user accountability. Minneapolis had one bike stolen in 2011. DC/Arlington’s Capital Bike Share theft rate is less than 1%.

US Bike Share Cities



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Albany, NY unknown 2016    
Alexandria 80 2012 Public Bike System Alta Bicycle Share
Anaheim 18 CLOSED BikeNation BikeNation
Ann Arbor, MI 45 2014  Bcycle Clean Energy Coalition
Arlington  650 2011  Public Bike System Alta Bicycle Share 
Aspen 100 June 2013 Public Bike System We-Cycle
Atlanta 500 2015    Cycle Hop
Austin  300 2013   Bcycle  Bike Share of Austin
Baltimore  250 2015    
Bethesda, MD 12 stations 2014 Public Bike System Alta Bicycle Share
Birmingham, AL 400 Fall 2015 Bewegen  Rev Bike Share
Boise, ID   2015    
Boston  1300 2011  Public Bike System Alta Bicycle Share 
Boulder  200 2011 Bcycle  Boulder Bike Sharing 
Bridgeport, CN   2016    
Brookline, MA 30 2012 Public Bike System Alta Bicycle Sharing
Broward County, FL  275 2011 Bcycle   Bcycle
Buffalo 50 2013 Social Bicycles Shared Mobility, Inc.
Cambridge, MA 330 2012 Public Bike System Alta Bicycle Share
Chattanooga  300 2012  Public Bike System  Alta Bicycle Share 
Charlotte 200 2012 Bcycle  Central City Partners
Chicago  4750 June 2013  Public Bike System Alta Bike Share
Cincinnati 300 Summer 2014     
Cleveland unknown 2016    
College Park, MD 80 2013 Public Bike System  Alta Bicycle Share
Columbia, MD        
Columbia, MO   2016    
Columbus, OH 300 July 2013 Public Bike System Alta Bicycle Share
Dallas, TX   2016    
Dayton, OH  240 May 2015 (open)  Bcycle  
Davis, CA   2016    
Denver  700 2010 Bcycle  Denver Bike Sharing 
Des Moines  36 2010 Bcycle  Des Moines Bicycle Collective 
Detroit   2016    
El Paso 80 August 2015 Bcycle  
Evanston, IL 80 spring 2015 Public Bike System Alta Bicycle Share
Fairbanks   2016    
Fargo, ND   2016    
Ft. Collins, CO   2016    
Ft. Worth 340 Earth Day, 2013 Bcycle  Fort Worth Bike Sharing
Fullerton, CA  150 unknown    
Greenville, SC 28 2013 Bcycle  
Hoboken, NJ 300 shared w/ Weehawken, NJ November 2014 Next Bike  Bike and Roll
Houston  225 2012  Bcycle   
Indianapolis 300 2014 Bcycle  
Jersey City, NJ 500 2015 Public Bike System Alta Bicycle Share
Kailua (Oahu, Hawaii)  12 2011 Bcycle  Hawaii Bcycle 
Kansas City  200 2012  Bcycle BikeShareKC
Kirkland, WA   2016    
Knoxville   2011    
Lansing, MI 20 summer 2014 (not open) A2B Bikes Capital Community Bike Share 
Los Angeles County   2016    
Las Vegas   2016    
Louisville  10 2011 Bcycle   
Long Beach, CA  unknown 2015 unknown unknown
Long Beach, NY  200 2015 (2012 - 13 project ended) Social Bicycles (previous was Deco Bike) unknown
Madison  350 2011 Bcycle  Bcycle 
Mesa, AZ   2015    
Miami 700 2014 Deco Bike Deco Bike
Miami Beach  875 2011 Deco Bike Deco Bike
Milwaukee, WI 70 2014   Bcycle Midwest Bike Share
Minneapolis/St. Paul 1550 2010 Public Bike System  Nice Ride Minnesota
Monterey, CA unknown 2016    
Nashville 190 2012 Bcycle Nashville Downtown Partnership
New Orleans unknown 2016    
New York City  5950 2013  Public Bike System  Alta Bicycle Share 
Norfolk, VA unknown 2016    
Oklahoma City 95 2012  Sandvault Downtown OKC 
Omaha  57 2011 Bcycle   
Orlando, FL 500 2014 (not open)    
Philadelphia 600 2015  Bcycle  Bicycle Transit Systems
Phoenix 450 fall 2014 (not open)  Social Bicycles   Cycle Hop
Pittsburgh  500 2015   Pittsburgh Bike Share Program
Providence, RI 200 2015 Social Bicycles Alta Bicycle Share
Portland, ME unknown 2016    
Portland  750 2015 Public Bike System  Alta Bicycle Share
Raleigh, NC   2015    
Richmond, VA unknown 2016    
Rochester, NY   2016    
Rochester, MN   2015    
Rockville, MD 130 2014 Public Bike System  Alta Bicycle Share
Royal Oak, MI        
San Antonio  400 2011 Bcycle  San Antonio Bike Share
San Diego 1700 2014 Deco Bike Deco Bikes
San Francisco  500 2013  Public Bike System   Alta Bicycle Share
Sacramento  12 2011 pilot (closed)  Midtown Bike Share  Sac. Midtown Bus Association…
Salt Lake City 120 2013 Bcycle Salt Lake City Green Bike
Santa Clara County (San Jose, Mountain View, Palo Alto and Redwood City), CA 400 2013  Public Bike System   Alta Bicycle Share
Santa Monica  500 November 2015 Social Bicycles  CycleHop
San Rafael, CA   2016    
Savannah, GA 16 2014   Bcycle  
Seattle 500 2014 8-D Technologies Alta Bicycle Share
Silver Spring, MD 6 stations 2014 Public Bike System Alta Bicycle Share
Somerville, MA 120 2012 Public Bike System Alta Bicycle Share
Spartanburg, SC 28 2011 Bcycle  
Tampa Bay, FL 300 2014 Social Bicycles Cyclehop
Takoma Park, MD 4 stations 2014 Public Bike System Alta Bicycle Share
Topeka, KS   2016    
Tulsa 50 2007 Sandvault St Francis Health Systems
Tuscon, AZ   2016    
Washington, DC (region) 1890 (320 stations) 2008/2010 Public Bike System Alta Bicycle Share
Weehawken, NJ 300 shared w/ Hoboken Nov 2014 Next Bike Bike and Roll
Whippany, NJ   2016    
Wynandotte, MI   2016    


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