New Bureau of Transportation Statistics map shows bike-share, scooter growth

Nearly 300 bike-share and e-scooter systems are currently in operation in the country

September 26, 2019
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The U.S. DOT's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) recently released a new interactive map documenting the rapid growth of bike-share and e-scooter systems across the country from 2015 to 2019.

According to U.S. DOT, the total number of systems has nearly reached 300, with over 200 cities served with these programs as of July of this year.

Of 108 docked bike-share systems in operation, 83 launched across the U.S. from 2015 through July 2019. Bike-share systems added a net of 1,197 docking stations, bringing the total number of docking stations to 6,783 as of July 2019.

More than 30 systems operate across multiple cities, bringing the total number of cities served to more than 200. On average, there are 63 docking stations operated by a system, with the largest system (Citi Bike in New York City) operating over 800 stations, while 27 systems have 10 or fewer stations.

BTS’ interactive bike-share and e-scooter map shows, by city, the name of the bike-share system and/or e-scooter system serving it for every year from 2015 to 2019. 

Dockless bike-share systems and e-scooters first appeared in the U.S. in 2017 and have expanded coverage since then. As of July 2019, dockless bike-share systems serve 38 cities and e-scooters serve 100 cities.