Bike share implementation in the US

Goals

To understand who the dockless bike vendors are that are operating in the US, where the vendors have been implemented/piloted, and details about each implementation including city point of contact (name and email), any public documents, and pilot/implementation outcomes. This information will be used to help a client make better decisions around bike share implementations.

Early Findings

During our preliminary research we were able to determine 4 dockless bike vendors in the U.S. and in which cities they operate. In addition, we were able to provide some outcomes and documents from the pilot programs in Chicago, IL, and New York City, NY. However, we were unable to find the point of contact for these city's piloting programs.
  • Major dockless bike companies in the U.S. included Jump and Lime.
  • Additional companies that operate in the U.S. include Pace and Donkey Republic.
  • Jump, Lime, and Pace all operate in Chicago, IL, Austin, TX, and New York City, NY.
  • Jump and Lime also both operate in Atlanta, GA, Baltimore, MA, Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA, Miami, FL, Nashville, TN, Providence, RI, San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA, and Santa Monica, CA.
  • Donkey Republic ONLY operates in Sandusky, OH.
  • Besides the cities listed above Jump also operates in Sacramento, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Santa Cruz, CA.
  • Besides the cities listed above, Lime also operates in several other cities throughout the U.S.
  • Besides the cities listed above, Pace also operates in Santa Clarita, CA, Albuquerque, NM, Annapolis, MN, Bloomington, IN, Fort Collins, CO, Huntsville, AL, Knoxville, TN, Norfolk, VA, Purdue, IN, Rochester, NY, and Tallahassee, FL.

New York City

  • New York City's dockless bike-share pilot was extended for an additional 90 days after the city saw roughly 106,000 rides between the vendors Lime, Jump, and Citi Bike.

Chicago

Chicago ran a 6-month dockless bike pilot that saw a total of 18,525 trips.
46% of the trips taken were through the vendor Jump, 29% through Lime, as well as 23% from Zagster, and 2% from Ofo.

Proposed Next Steps

Based on the availability of the information you are looking for, we suggest diving deeper with additional research following one of the following proposed options.

Option 1:

An additional 3 hours of research to determine an additional 3-5 dockless bike vendors that operate in the U.S., including what cities the vendors operate it. (3 hours, $75)

Option 2:

An additional 3 hours of research to determine an additional 3-5 dockless bike vendors that operate in the U.S., including what cities the vendors operate it. As well as another 3 hours of research to determine the outcomes of dockless bike sharing pilots in 3-5 major cities such as Austin, TX, Atlanta, GA, and San Francisco, CA using public documents. Since we were not able to find the point of contact for the pilot programs specifically, we can instead provide the Transportation Department contact information (phone number, email, or both) for each city, as available. (6 hours, $150)

If there are specific cities you are the most interested in regarding the outcomes of their dockless bike pilots, please let us know and we will be happy to adjust our research accordingly!

Proposed next steps:

You need to be the project owner to select a next step.