Paris has the world’s largest bike share system with 20,000 bikes and 1800 stations.
Berlin, where 7 out of 10 residents own bikes, bicycle mode share is 18%.
Barcelona‘s plans to limit automobiles to 40% of inner city roads roads is intended to reduce the 3,500 annual deaths attributed to air pollution.
London is in the midst of a 10 year, $1.4 billion build-out of its bike network. By 2019, it is expected that more than half the trips into Central London will be by bike.
Netherlands began building up its bicycle infrastructure during the oil crisis of the 70’s. This was also a period in which 400 children a year were being killed by cars. Today, cycling mode share nationwide is 31%, with some cities, over 50%.
Tokyo, a city of 13 million, 90% use mass transit for their daily commute, including a third who bike the first-and-last mile. With real estate by train stations so expensive automated, seismic-resistant underground bicycle parking systems have been developed.
Xiamen just completed a 4.7 mile aerial bikeway linking six transit hubs and capable of supporting 2000 cyclists per hour.
Portland, a city of 600,000 with a 6% bicycle mode share, estimates its bike grid saves it $2.6 billion per year.
Bergen announced plans to create a county bike grid by linking its parks with bikeways.
Six cities in Hudson County have installed bike grids and adopted bike share.
New York City, where 7 out of 10 households don’t own cars, just saw its bike grid pass 1200 miles; its bike share system log 16 million trips; and overall bike use has triple in the last decade.