Best Bike Share Programs in the World from 10 of the Best Bike Share Programs in the World

10 of the Best Bike Share Programs in the World

Best Bike Share Programs in the World

It’s easy to point out the biggest bike share—Hangzhou, China with 84,100 bikes takes it—but what makes a bike share the best? We took into account size (relative to city population), convenience, price and the overall bike friendliness of the city. With those statistics in mind, we attempted the difficult task of highlighting 10 of the best bike share programs in the world.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Size: approx. 950 bikes/ 53 stations
Population: 3 million
Price: free

Paris, France

Size: approx. 20,600 bikes/ 1,450 stations
Population: 2.24 million
Price: 1.70 EUR for 24-hour pass/ 29 EUR for a year

Berlin, Germany

Size: approx. 350 bikes/ 74 stations
Population: 3.56 million
Price: 9 EUR for 24-hour pass

Hangzhou, China

Size: 84,100 bikes/ 3,336 stations
Population: 8.84 million
Price: After a deposit, free for the first hour

Warsaw, Poland

Size: approx. 2,900 bikes/ 195 docks
Population: 1.74 million
Price: 10 PLN deposit (roughly $3), first 20 minutes free, 1 PLN for 21-60 mins

Changwon, South Korea

Size: approx. 2,220 bikes/ 230 stations
Population: 1 million
Price: 30,000 KRW for a year (roughly $26)

New York, U.S.

Size: approx. 6,250 bikes/ 450 stations
Population: 8.4 million
Price: $9.95 for 24-hour pass/ $149 for a year

Montreal, Canada

Size: approx. 5,200 bikes/ 460 stations
Population: 1.65 million
Price: $5 for 24-hour pass/ $85 for a year

Barcelona, Spain

Size: approx. 6,000 bikes/ 420 stations
Population: 1.6 million
Price: annual subscription only, 47 EUR

Copenhagen, Denmark

Size: 1,860 bikes/ 87 stations
Population: 583,348
Price: hourly or 70 DKK per month (roughly $10)