Gallery: 6 Awesome Bike Sharing Schemes From Around the World


Studies of Barcelona's acclaimed Bicing bike share program have found that the success of their biking scheme has reduced the region's annual CO2 emissions by 9,000 metric tonnes. Researchers for the British Medical Journal used participants of the program - almost 182,000 of them - and found that the benefits of the bike sharing included reduced greenhouse gas emissions and contributed to 12 less deaths each year due to increased exercise. The study reported that this outweighed the risks and dangers often associated with cycling.

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  1. jmme March 7, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Not a bike sharing program but it is a great bike program that recycles bikes and allows people to earn bikes is the bike rescue in Troy, NY.

  2. jflb85 February 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    with all due respect, I was deeply disappointed when I read this article and found no reference to Montreal’s bixi program, especially knowing that the bixi concept is the program being sold and implemented in all of the above mentioned American cities as well as other cities abroad.

  3. cameobabe February 5, 2012 at 11:08 am

    This is a wonderful article! Here in Toronto, our mayor actively fights against bicycles in the city and wants to spend city money to erect a useless ferris wheel on the lake front. We do have a bike share system but it’s nothing compared to the one’s you’ve featured. It’s articles like this that show what makes a world-class city.

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