Is Biking the New Form of Public Transportation?
The new eco-friendly way of commuting is the latest transportation trend.
Sharing a bike in some of the nation’s largest cities is becoming more and more popular.
Approximately 20 cities across the country have launched bike-sharing initiatives in the last several years.
Washington, D.C. leads the way as the city with the most popular bike share program. In 2010, its first year, 1 million bike share trips were made. Eight months later, it recorded another million.
Bike sharing programs allow people to pick up a bike at a self-serve station, ride it to their desired location, and return it at another station.
The initiative links a city’s buses and trains with downtown office buildings, grocery stores, tourist locations and more.
New York launched its bike sharing program last week and Chicago is getting ready to start its own program later this year.
Other cities such as San Francisco, Portland, Los Angeles, Seattle and Vancouver, Canada are planning to have bike sharing programs soon.
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