10th CIVITAS Insight released
Bike-sharing systems provide public access to bicycles for a limited time, a concept which has been successfully exported globally.
At the time of writing there are nearly 1,000 bike-sharing schemes around the world with an estimated fleet of more than 1.2 million bicycles.
Although bike sharing is relatively recent, it is becoming an important means of urban transport in cities all over the world.
This CIVITAS Insight is one of a series of 23 publications which explore measures and concepts in sustainable urban mobility in greater depth, and are intended to be read by transport policy makers and practitioners. Many are accompanied by examples from CIVITAS cities, including - among others - POLIS members Paris and Barcelona, as well as the current state of play and the future outlook.