Bike share is any scheme where bikes or e-bikes are available to multiple users.
The most common model of this in the UK is public bike share where bikes or e-bikes are provided self-service on-street at docking or parking stations or 'dockless' i.e. free-floating.
Other forms are workplace pool bikes, railway station hubs, loans, lockers and peer-to-peer sharing.
* Anyone who has used the bikes in the last 12 months
Bike share is growing very rapidly in the UK and brings multiple co-benefits with it.
These include getting lapsed cyclists back into the saddle, boosting physical and mental health and inter-relating with public transport.
Dive into our research to explore more benefits.
The Bikes for All programme aims to reduce inequalities in access to cycling through the provision of low-cost bike hire alongside focused support.
A subsidised annual membership to the city’s bike hire scheme, nextbike Glasgow, together with one-to-one advice, group rides, route-finding tips and road skills, have been successful at breaking down known barriers to cycling such as inexperience, lack of confidence and low income.
The new report highlights the impact the Bikes for All project has had.
CoMoUK adapted this idea from the United States and played a leading role in bringing together the superb range of partners who deliver the programme.
While year upon year we consistently see an increase in membership and scheme usage where services remain in place, the potential that shared transport has to effect more meaningful change is limited by two key factors. The ability for services to be made available to prime users without provision and the need to address barriers to adoption from non-users.
In this report, CoMoUK has set out to understand more about users, non-users and the barriers faced to the spread of car clubs and bike share in Scotland.