The year of the snake? Nope. It’s the year of the bike share.
In 2013, North America will likely see the addition of eighteen new bike share programs, growing approximately 50 percent from 2012. This will bump the total number of bike share programs on the continent to 53.
In addition to the programs listed on the map, three other programs have launched since January 1st, 2013–Houston B-cycle, Greenville B-cycle, and Bike Nation Anaheim.
The programs going live next are the Green Bikes in Salt Lake City, set for April 8th, and Fort Worth B-cycle, which is expected to launch on April 22nd.
“Bikeshare.com was created by Cyclehop, LLC, a bike share consulting and operations company, for the purpose of advancing and growing the bike share industry.
Our short term goal is to facilitate connections between product and service providers, transit planners, sponsors, and operators. At a later phase we would like to formalize an industry association. We invite all who are currently working in this industry and those who want to get involved and contribute to it’s success.”