Our research director Rick Meier compiled this list of North American bike sharing systems. Did we miss one? Let us know.
Leading designer, contractor, and manager of bike sharing systems all over the world.
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.
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.
This Southern California bike share company also assembles the bicycles locally (in Los Angeles).
Established in the 2009, BIXI Montréal has served as the template for many similar systems in North America and around the world.
Bikesharing service to Canada’s largest city. 1,000 bikes serving 80 locking stations in the Toronto’s downtown core.
A small fleet of 100 bikes in downtown Ottawa/Gatineau.
1,300 bikes, and 151 stations serving the D.C./Arlington area.
BIXI service in the downtown core of the fourth largest city in the state of Tennessee.
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.
A styish bikesharing brand based out of Florida, expanding to Miami Beach and San Diego
Chicago’s new sustainable transit solution, operated by the Chicago Department of Transportation.
An 84 bike fleet on the campus of Washington State University.
This subsidiary of B-Cycle offers unlimited service for $5/day; popular among tourists.
Seasonally-operated nonprofit BIXI bicycle sharing system in the Twin Cities Bikes: 700, Stations: 116
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.
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.
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.