Bikeshare.com has long since been a fan of Oliver O’Brien and his work at bikes.oobrien.com. Utilizing data made public by over 100 bike share programs worldwide, O’Brien has created the most inclusive map that chronicles worldwide bike share usage. While it still only includes about one-fifth of the total number of bike share programs on the planet (many programs do not make their data public), Ben Schiller at Fast Company drew five poignant conclusions from O’Brien’s world map.

  1. Even bike-unfriendly cities can share.

  2. Size and density are keys to success.

  3. Helmet requirements kill bike sharing.

  4. Sharing data is a useful planning tool.

  5. Bike sharing will continue growing.

For more explanation about each conclusion, follow this link.