Starting and running successful schemes

How to set up a successful public bike share scheme

CoMoUK has gathered experience from all stakeholders across the bike share sector throughout its history to date to create best practice in bike share development.

Our guidance explores:

  • how to create sustainable schemes
  • procurement routes
  • funding requirements
  • common pitfalls for bike share
  • strategies for avoiding criminal damage

It has been developed for those leading on the development of bike share such as local authorities, universities and business parks.

Advice specifically tailored to workplaces and communities can also be found on this page.

Success factors for sustainable bike share

Employers action kit

This ground-breaking action kit for employers about how shared transport can fit into wider packages of options that decarbonise staff, visitor, supply chain and patient travel.

It has a range of fascinating case studies to take inspiration from and how to identify goals, assess patterns, choose changes and make a success of them.

Shared transport: an action kit for employers

How to set up a community bike share scheme

Community groups are very active in the UK setting up shared bike schemes.

From development trusts to local climate action groups, community networks and centres, and tourism groups, people are coming together to create innovative projects tailored to the local setting.

This page supports the development of community bike share schemes and is split into seven easy to digest sections.

Community groups page
Community bike share scheme launch photo with members holding one of the bikes


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