Bad news for the cool children who depend on their sugared fixies for cultural cachet: Cycling has hit the mainstream. Harmonizing to a report merely released by the National Association of City Transportation Officials, residents and tourists in US metropolis took 35 million bike-share journeys in 2017, up a whopping 25 percent from the year previous.
Today, there are more than 100 bike-share systems throughout the country, operated by eight major companionships, NACTO reports. They are, of course, in the most densely populated cities, like New York, which alone accounted for 40 percentage of 2017’s errands, and Washington, DC.( It facilitates that those cities’ public transit systems have had a bumpy few years .)
“We’re find bike-share, in the densest, more populated municipalities, become part of the urban cloth, ” alleges bike-share hustler Motivate’s CEO, Jay Walder.( Motivate ranges popular plans in New York, California’s Bay Area, Chicago, Portland, and other cities .) “It’s no longer a niche or alternative, but a fundamental part of that.”
These shared razzs are also chugging along in less obvious situates, like El Paso, Texas; Honolulu, Hawaii; Iowa City, Iowa; Dayton, Ohio; and Birmingham, Alabama.