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If You Build a Bike Share, Riders Will Come

Yasha Wallin

One way to expand urban biking is through a bike share, but since these systems are quite young in North America, there's not a great deal of evidence to show how much they increase ridership. Bike shares certainly make it easier to access a bike in the city: you no longer have to buy one, or rent an apartment big enough to fit one, or live in a building decent enough to store one. A new study out shows that if you build it, the riders will (eventually) come:

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