American bike sharing systems more than doubled in 2011
2011 closes as the last year that Washington will probably lead the nation in bike sharing stations after having the most in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, New York City will launch a 600-station system, dwarfing DC's system.
Here are the current US bike sharing systems, ranked by number of stations. The list is more impressive than last year's version.
Nationwide, the total number of cities with bike sharing expanded from 8 to 18, and the total number of bikesharing stations more than doubled, from 251 to 559.
- Washington/Arlington, DC/VA: 140 stations
- Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN: 115 stations
- Miami Beach, FL: 70 stations
- Boston, MA: 61 stations
- Denver, CO: 52 stations*
- Madison, WI: 27 stations
- Broward County, FL: 20 stations
- San Antonio, TX: 20 stations
- Boulder, CO: 15 stations*
- Washington State University - Pullman, WA: 8 stations
- Chicago, IL: 7 stations
- Omaha, NE: 5 stations
- University of California - Irvine: 4 stations
- Des Moines, IA: 4 stations
- Tulsa, OK: 4 stations
- Louisville, KY: 3 stations
- Kailua, HI: 2 stations
- Spartanburg, SC: 2 stations
* Denver and Boulder are counted separately, but cross-honor memberships. Combined, the system has a total 67 stations.
Cross-posted at BeyondDC.
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