May 3, 2016
Forty-six bike share systems in the U.S. offer a total of 2,655 bike share stations in 65 US cities, with most in close proximity to transit stops, according to a new report Bike-Share Stations in the U.S. issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. In addition to the bike-share stations located within one block of public transportation, another 9.0 percent (238) connect within 1 to 2 blocks while 4.7 percent (126) either have no connection or no connection to a scheduled public transportation mode within 2 blocks. BTS’ Intermodal Passenger Connectivity Database (IPCD) provides the locations of U.S. bike-share stations and their connectivity levels to scheduled public passenger transportation modes, such as air and intercity and transit modes (bus, ferry, and rail). A bicycle (bike) sharing system is a service where bikes are available for shared use to individuals on a short-term basis. See Bike-Share Stations in the U.S. for more details about bike-share stations’ connections to public transportation. The IPCD is a nationwide data table of 7,000 rail, air, bus and ferry passenger transportation terminals. The objective of the IPCD is to provide data to use in measuring the degree of intermodal connectivity in the passenger transportation system.
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