The Bikeshare Planning Guide

Getting Started

Capital Bikeshare riders in Arlington, VA, just outside of Washington, DC. Source: Michael Schade (MV Jantzen, Flickr)

Steps to Plan and Implement Bikeshare

This Planning Guide approaches planning and implementing a bikeshare system using the following decisionmaking framework. Thinking through each step before significant planning or design choices are made will yield a more comprehensive vision for what the city wants from bikeshare, and how bikeshare can contribute to broad environmental, economic, health and safety goals. Cities should commit to integrating consistent public outreach and proactive community engagement, as well as plans for equitable access to, and use of, the system, into all major decisions.





Interested in learning more about optimizing dockless bikeshare for cities? Check out ITDP's dockless bikeshare policy brief.

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