Bike Share Programs’ Biggest Issue Is Balancing Crowded and Empty Stations
New York City's bright blue Citi Bikes lined up on the street.
America’s largest bike share in New York City is considered a big success. Despite kinks in its rollout, the program is looking to expand to all parts of the city and serving as an example to other cities countrywide.
Excerpt from Transportation Nation
A survey of nearly 2300 Citi Bike users by the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives finds that about two thirds — 64 percent — say their biggest complaint with the system is that docks are either completely full or completely empty. But 91 percent like the bike share system and want to see it expanded.
“Rebalancing is a serious logistic problem everywhere,” said Transportation Alternatives’ Caroline Sampanaro. “It’s the biggest problem with bike share everywhere.”