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 5 year, $1.1 billion build-out of its bike network.
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%. Utrecht boasts the worlds largest bike parking station with room for 12,500 bikes.
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 two million 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.