Title: Bicycle-Sharing Schemes: Enhancing Sustainable Mobility in Urban Areas
Prepared by: Peter Midgley
Prepared for: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Date: May 2011
Summary: This background research report provides information on the basic overview of the bicycle-sharing schemes; components of a bike-sharing system; investment, management, and sources of finance; benefits and impacts; challenges and opportunities; and policy recommendations. The views expressed in this background paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the United Nations.