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Public Bikesharing in North America During a Period of Rapid Expansion: Understanding Business Models, Industry Trends & User Impacts

Document Date: 
Tue, 2014-10-21
Number of pages: 
234

 

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Public Bikesharing in North America During a Period of Rapid Expansion: Understanding Business Models, Industry Trends & User Impacts.” Mineta Transportation Institute. October 21, 2014.

Public Bikesharing in North America: Early Operator Understanding and Emerging Trends

Document Date: 
Thu, 2012-11-15
Number of pages: 
19

Public bikesharing—the shared use of a bicycle fleet—is an innovative mobility strategy that has recently emerged in major North American cities. Bikesharing systems typically position bicycles throughout an urban environment, among a network of docking stations, for immediate access. Approximately five years ago, information technology (or IT)-based bikesharing services began to emerge in North America. Since 2007, 27 IT-based programs have been deployed–26 are operational and one is now defunct.

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Shaheen, Susan, Adam Cohen, and Elliot Martin (2012). “Public Bikesharing in North America: Early Operator Understanding and Emerging Trends.”

Bikesharing in Europe, The Americas, and Asia: Past, Present, and Future

Document Date: 
Tue, 2011-03-01
Number of pages: 
19

Growing concerns over global motorization and climate change have led to increasing interest in sustainable transportation alternatives, such as bikesharing (the shared use of a bicycle fleet). Since 1965, bikesharing has grown across the globe on four continents including: Europe, North America, South America, and Asia (including Australia). Today, there are approximately 100 bikesharing programs operating in an estimated 125 cities around the world with over 139,300 bicycles.

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North American Carsharing: A Ten-Year Retrospective

Document Date: 
Fri, 2009-05-01
Number of pages: 
10

Carsharing (or short-term auto use) organizations provide members access to a fleet of shared vehicles on an hourly basis, reducing the need for private vehicle ownership. Since 1994, 50 carsharing programs have been deployed in North America—33 are operational and 17 defunct. As of July 1, 2008, there were 14 active programs in Canada and 19 in the United States, with approximately 319,000 carsharing members sharing more than 7,500 vehicles in North America.

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The Impact of Carsharing on Household Vehicle Holdings: Results from a North American Shared-use Vehicle Survey

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Mon, 2010-03-01
Number of pages: 
18

Carsharing has grown considerably in North America during the past decade and has flourished within metropolitan regions across the United States and Canada. The result has been a new transportation landscape, which offers urban residents an alternative to automobility without car ownership. As carsharing has expanded, there has been a growing demand to understand its environmental impacts. This paper presents the results of a North American carsharing member survey (N = 6,281).

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