With the opening of the San Francisco Bay Area bikeshare program last week (August 28), the fleet of shared bikes in the U.S. more than doubled since the start of 2013 and is now above 18,000.
According to an article on grist, with all the programs that are in the works, the U.S. fleet of shared bikes will double again by the end of 2014, and will reach nearly 37,000 shared bicycles.
The new San Francisco Bay Area bikeshare is starting off with 700 bicycles split between San Francisco and other cities on a 50-mile rail line south to San Jose. Planners note the share program could eventually grow to 10,000 bicycles.
According to the article, other share programs in the works for the near future include:
Miami, FL; St. Petersburg, FL; Tampa, FL; Phoenix; Los Angeles; San Diego; Portland, OR; Pittsburgh; Philadelphia and Seattle.
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