bike share

Row of blue New Orleans bike share bikes at a docked station on street

The Resurrection of New Orleans Bike Share

After the city lost its bike share fleet, its former manager pledged to bring it back, and did so under a non-profit model that centers equity for riders and workers.

January 25, 2023 - Grist

Docked BCycle bike share station in Houston with red bikes

Houston Transit Agency Proposes Bike Share Takeover

Metro plans to invest half a million dollars in the city’s bike share system to improve connectivity to buses and trains.

January 24, 2023 - Houston Chronicle

Sunset view of downtown Youngstown, Ohio over a bridge

Hometown Bike Share Company to Launch in Youngstown

A Black-led, family-owned company is bringing e-bikes to the Ohio town.

January 3, 2023 - Next City

Station with rown of red Capital Bikeshare parked bikes on Washington, D.C. sidewalk

Bikeshare Ridership Up From Pre-Pandemic Levels

Shared micromobility, particularly docked bikeshare systems, are seeing record growth, but ‘scooter inflation’ may cool riders’ enthusiasm.

December 2, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

Woman accessing bike at bike share station

Shared Mobility Ridership on the Rebound

Ridership on shared bike and scooter fleets showed numbers higher than before the pandemic in the second part of 2021, according to a new report.

August 26, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Woman sitting on recumbent bike

San Francisco Launches Adaptive Cycling Program

The program offers a variety of adaptive bikes at no charge to people with disabilities.

July 21, 2022 - Mass Transit

Boise GreenBike station with bikes

Boise To Launch Shared E-Bike Pilot

After the city nixed its bike share program due to the pandemic and other issues, a fleet of 50 electric bicycles will be available to Boise residents and visitors from July until the end of October.

June 16, 2022 - KTVB

Bike Share Electric Scooters

Micromobility Growing in Smaller Cities

Shared mobility services are proliferating in small towns and cities, despite the regulatory hiccups operators have been experiencing in larger markets.

June 13, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

MoGo Bikeshare Bikes

Detroit Bike Share Celebrates Five Years

In its five years of operation, Detroit’s MoGo bikeshare has added electric and adaptive bikes to its fleet of more than 600 bikes.

May 20, 2022 - MoGo

Close-up of row of Healthy Ride bike share bicycles

Pittsburgh To Revamp its Bike Share System With E-Bikes, New Stations

The system overhaul is partly due to nextbike's shift to focusing on its European markets. The new fleet will include 350 e-bikes and expand service to new neighborhoods.

March 21, 2022 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tilikum Crossing

Opinion: How Micromobility Operators Can Stay Relevant

One micromobility CEO says operators should align themselves with cities' mobility, climate, and equity goals to maintain their relevance in the urban spaces of the future.

March 13, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

A group of cyclists rides on a green painted bike line on the Embarcadero in Sa Francisco.

San Francisco Weighs the Future of its Bike Share System

The city is weighing three potential ownership models after the contract with Lyft ends in 2027.

March 6, 2022 - ABC7

Washington D.C.

D.C.'s Ambitious Bike Infrastructure Plans

The District of Columbia plans to install ten miles of protected bike lanes this year, among other improvements including additional bike parking and more e-bikes for the Capital Bikeshare fleet.

February 7, 2022 - The Washington Post

Virgin Trains USA

Bike Share Coming to West Palm Beach

A new bike share system will bring 170 bikes to West Palm Beach as part of Brightline's new suite of door-to-door mobility options.

December 6, 2021 - Mass Transit

Sunstar electric bikes displayed during the japanese festival in Geneva on the 7th october 2012

The E-Bike Boom Continues

The popularity of electric bikes doesn't seem to be waning as the devices outpace electric car sales by almost two to one.

November 21, 2021 - The New York Times

Venice Beach Pedestrian and Bike Path

What Is Micromobility?

Micromobility is an umbrella term encompassing a variety of small, generally low-speed vehicles and conveyances that can be electric or human-powered and privately owned or part of shared fleets.

October 29, 2021 - Diana Ionescu

Electric Scooter Share

D.C. Plans More Regulations for Micromobility Operators

Operators are pushing back against new proposed rules that some say could 'kneecap' the District's micromobility industry.

September 16, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Capitol Hill

The Public Health Benefits of Bike Share, Quantified

New research shows that bike share use has a positive impact on public health, even in less bikeable cities.

August 2, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Multi-Modalism

How E-Scooters Can Complement Public Transit

With some strategic planning on the part of transit agencies and operators, shared e-scooters can be an important ally in the fight against car dependence.

April 8, 2021 - Greater Greater Washington

Hubway Bikeshare

Boston Installs New Bike Lanes as Part of GoBoston 2030 Initiative

The city wants to cut its car use in half by 2030 as part of an aggressive set of "aspirational" goals.

December 22, 2020 - Streetsblog Massachusetts

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

The best of the Internet—since 2002.

Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

The definitive ranking of graduate planning programs.

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.