National Scan of Bike Share Equity Programs: Approaches and Best Practices for Promoting Equity in Bike Share

As bike share systems around the United States have grown in number and size in recent years, there has been an increasing effort to ensure that those systems are accessible to all residents, particularly those who have the fewest resources or have been underserved in the past. The mobility landscape in 2019 is rapidly changing, with scooter and e-bike systems along with ride hailing and ride sharing companies contributing to a new and uncharted urban transportation scene. Meanwhile, bike share is still relatively new and changing quickly. In order to compete and excel in this changing landscape, particularly with regard to providing equitable service, bike share systems need to be able to better understand and document the outcomes of their programs so that they can articulate and replicate successes, identify and adapt when programs aren’t working, and continue to innovate as they seek to better serve cities. Many of the industry standards in bike share have been established by trial and error, and by learning from the experiences of peer cities. This report seeks to provide a resource to help cities navigate the range of actions that have been implemented to make bike share systems more equitable, examine successful strategies employed by other cities and systems, and understand how those systems are measuring and articulating their successes (and challenges). Contents include: Equity programs overview; Station siting, service areas, and balancing; Payment and fees; Education or facilitation programs; Marketing, information and materials; Mixed fleet options; Internal operations; Transit integration; Funding sources; and System spotlights.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 136p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01713855
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2019 4:32PM