Bike Resources

Our research director Rick Meier compiled this list of North American bike sharing systems. Did we miss one? Let us know.

Atla Bicycle Share

Leading designer, contractor, and manager of bike sharing systems all over the world.

Bay Area Bike Share

One of the most ambitious bike sharing systems in North America, BABS stretches from Oakland, Calif., to San Francisco and south to San Jose. It’s a partnership among seven regional transit authorities.

B-Cycle (USA)

Marketed to “people on the go”, B-Cycle is one of the leading bike sharing companies in the US.  B-Cycles can be found in 20 American cities.  

Bike Nation

This Southern California bike share company also assembles the bicycles locally (in Los Angeles).

BIXI Montréal

Established in the 2009, BIXI Montréal has served as the template for many similar systems in North America and around the world.  

BIXI Toronto

Bikesharing service to Canada’s largest city.  1,000 bikes serving 80 locking stations in the Toronto’s downtown core.   

Capital BIXI

A small fleet of 100 bikes in downtown Ottawa/Gatineau.

Capital Bikeshare (Washington DC)

1,300 bikes, and 151 stations serving the D.C./Arlington area.

Bike Chattanooga

BIXI service in the downtown core of the fourth largest city in the state of Tennessee.  

CitiBike (NYC)

The Big Apple’s for-profit bike sharing system.  Owned and operated by NYC Bike Share LLC, a subsidiary of Alta Bicycle Share Inc., with naming rights purchased by Citibank.

Deco Bike (Florida)

A styish bikesharing brand based out of Florida, expanding to Miami Beach and San Diego

Divvy (Chicago)

Chicago’s new sustainable transit solution, operated by the Chicago Department of Transportation.

GreenBike Program

An 84 bike fleet on the campus of Washington State University.

GreenBikes (Salt Lake City)

This subsidiary of B-Cycle offers unlimited service for $5/day; popular among tourists.

New Balance Hubway (Boston Metropolitan Area) 

Sponsored by New Balance and operated by Alta Bicycle Share, Hubway offers annual, 3-day, and 24-hour memberships.

Nice Ride Minnesota

Seasonally-operated nonprofit BIXI bicycle sharing system in the Twin Cities Bikes: 700, Stations: 116

Purple and Yellow Bike Project

A fleet of used bikes that are available for use on the University of British Columbia campus.  Bikes are donated to the program by various departments of the University, who remove abandoned bikes from the racks on campus. They also accept donations from community members.

Right Bike

A community-owned bike share program in Ottawa; an alternative to Capital BIXI


Downtown Oklahoma City’s new bike share program.  A company called Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. (DOKC) has been contracted by the city to manage the six downtown kiosks, as well as the ongoing marketing and operation of the program.

Tar Heel Bikes

University of North Carolina’s first bicycle share program.  Bicycles may be checked out for short-term use by community members for occasional trips on and around campus.  Their fleet is kept in ship-shape by mechanics from the local non-profit ReCYCLEry.   

For more Bike Sharing information check out the updated Bike Share Planning Guide, published by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.