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Tracking the Growth of U.S. Bikeshare Systems

A post on Greater Greater Washington takes inventory of the nation's bikeshare system, finding steady growth in the number of bikshare systems in 2014, but not the explosive growth of 2013.
February 12, 2015, 2pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Dan Malouf crunched the numbers to find out which bikeshare systems are the country's largest, and how much each grew during 2014. According to Malouf's calculation, "2014 was a modest year for US bikesharing expansion, compared to the incredible boom of 2013. Overall, the number of bikeshare stations nationwide increased about 20%, from 1,925 in 2013 to 2,345 in 2014."

As for the competitive aspect of the exercise, Malouf reports that San Diego opened the nation's largest new system in 2014, with 117 stations. Washington D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare expanded to retake the lead as the nation's largest bikeshare system, jumping New York's Citibike, which contracted from 330 stations to 328.

The article includes a map visualization and database of all of the country's bikeshare systems with a comparison of their stations in 2013 and 2014.

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Published on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in Greater Greater Washington
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