4 principles for a sustainable bike share
Bicycles are essential to solving a big problem faced by many cities around the world, created by the combination of urban agglomeration, limited space and unsuitable traffic infrastructure.
We predict that, very soon, bike-sharing will become as popular as similar car-based services, and bike-share companies will compete with each other to offer the best service for cities and their citizens. This can be the successful, sustainable future of urban mobility, but it depends highly on getting the regulatory framework for bike-share systems right.
Donkey Republic is a member of the European Cyclist Federation and BikePlus, who advise European cities on how to choose and evaluate public bike shares. In accordance with these organisations, precedents set by cities such as London, Amsterdam, Singapore and Den Haag, as well as learnings from our own operations and relationships with local city officials, we support the following directions for the implementation of sustainable bike-share solutions: