Bike share is developing rapidly in the UK. The Bikeplus Public Bike Share User Survey is the first national research into how people are using bike share schemes.
It looks at the impact of these schemes on attracting people to cycling, the health and wellbeing benefits people report and how bike share schemes are influencing people’s travel choices, particularly in moving away from making car journeys.
13% of survey respondents in the rest of the UK said they have begun cycling as a result of the bike share scheme
A much more even gender balance amongst bike share users, with 57% male and 42% female compared to 75% male and 25% female for all cycling trips
20% of respondents used bike share in conjunction with the bus and 40% with train, indicating how bike share is complementary with public transport
22% said they previously travelled by car or taxi suggesting potential for bike share in reducing congestion and pollution.
We surveyed over 800 bike share scheme users in England, Wales and Scotland, and compared the data with over 3,000 London users surveyed by Transport for London.
Download the report.
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