Public Bikesharing in North America: Early Operator and User Understanding (Mineta Transportation Institute, 2012)

This study evaluates public bikesharing in North America, reviewing the advances in technology and major events during its rapid expansion. It looks at several angles, including current operational practices, business models, and environmental and social impacts in North America. Background information includes a worldwide perspective and a literature review of previous bike sharing research. Local government officials, bike sharing experts, operators and bike sharing insurance representatives were interviewed to document the growth of bike sharing and the impacts on the communities where bike sharing is available.
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