The Federal Highway Administration has released a report, Bike Sharing in the United States: State of the Practice and Guide to Implementation, that offers a lot of interesting information on the country’s bikesharing networks, including maps, tables, etc.
Bikesharing is expanding so quickly in this country that some of the report’s information is already out of date. For example, their information for Capital Bikeshare is from February, before dozens of new stations were added.
Also, the report oddly leaves out a few cities with sizable networks, such as Madison.
Nevertheless, it’s interesting information. Here are some key stats, ranked in order of annual memberships (information that wasn’t previously available in a centralized place). Capital Bikeshare is really blowing away the other cities by this metric, although it’s not exactly a fair comparison for the systems that haven’t had as long to mature, or that close during winter.
But notice that when the information was gathered for this report, Capital Bikeshare had temporarily slipped to 2nd place according to the number of bikes available. Presumably it’s back in 1st by now with this year’s expansions on the streets, although when New York launches this coming spring we can expect to drop from the top permanently.
|City||System||Stations||Bikes||Annual members||Casual members|
|Miami Beach||Deco Bike||91||800||2,500||338,828|