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Bike share growth - The new normal transport for big cities?

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Today, the majority of the world's population lives in cities, and this trend toward urbanization is expected to continue, according to the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). By 2030, 6 out of every 10 people will live in a city. Right now, China is pushing ahead with a far-reaching plan to move 250 million rural residents into cities. Global megacities from Guangzhou to Jakarta and Mexico City to New York are experiencing an unprecedented wave of growth that is putting intense pressure on existing transport systems. Cities will need proactive and innovative solutions to survive and thrive.

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“One proven solution is bike-share, and ITDP is working to spread these systems to cities around the world,” says a representative.

On December 4th, ITDP released the Bike-Share Planning Guide, a tool for transport planners who recognize the value and viability of a cost-efficient and environmentally friendly mobility solution. For instance, bike-share commuters in Washington, DC reduced the number of car miles driven by nearly 4.4 million last year. In addition to reducing congestion and commute times, bike-share improves air quality and provides an active mobility option.

"A bike-way is a symbol that shows a citizen on a $30 bike is equally important as a citizen in a $30,000 car." - Enrique Peñalosa, Former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia & ITDP Board President

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