China Has Almost Half the World's Bike-Share Bicycles

China Has Almost Half the World's Bike-Share Bicycles

Guess which country has the most bike share programs, the number of which is rising almost exponentially? Bikes at a bike share station, Hangzhou China. Although only a few years ago the answer may have been France, now it is China. In that country there are now over 400,000 bike share bicycles being used throughout many cities, most of them having been installed in the last two years. A rough estimation would put the number of cycles in bike share schemes around the world at about 822,000, meaning that almost half of them are in China. Coming second, but trailing far behind, is France with around 45,000 bikes. The data comes from the Bike-sharing World Map , a database maintained by Russell Meddin and Paul DeMaio. This Google-maps project displays shows 3rd generation (high-tech), 3rd+ generation and mixed 3rd generation/manned bike-sharing services around the world which...

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