The Federal Highway Administration has released a report with a lot of interesting information on the country’s bike sharing networks, including previously-unavailable statistics on the numbers of annual members.

City System Stations Bikes Annual




Washington/Arlington Capital Bikeshare 140 1,200 19,200 105,644
Boston Hubway 60 600 3,600 30,000
Minneapolis Nice Ride 145 1,300 3,521 37,103
Denver B-Cycle 52 520 2,659 40,600
Miami Beach Deco Bike 91 800 2,500 338,828
Boulder B-Cycle 15 110 1,171 6,200
San Antonio B-Cycle 23 200 1,000 2,800
Spartanburg B-Cycle 2 14 127 828
UC-Irvine Zotwheels 4 28 100 -

Bike sharing is expanding so quickly in this country that some of the report’s information is already out of date. For example, their information for Capital Bikeshare is from February, before dozens of new stations were added.  Also, the report oddly leaves out a few cities with sizable networks, such as Madison.

Nevertheless, it’s interesting information. Capital Bikeshare is really blowing away the other cities by this metric, although it’s not exactly a fair comparison for the systems that haven’t had as long to mature, or that close during winter.

Notice that when the information was gathered for this report, Capital Bikeshare had temporarily slipped to second place according to the number of bikes available. Presumably it’s back in first by now with this year’s expansions on the streets, although when New York launches this coming spring, we can expect to drop from the top permanently.

Cross-posted at BeyondDC.

Dan Malouff is a transportation planner for Arlington and professor of geography at George Washington University, but blogs to express personal views. He has a degree in urban planning from the University of Colorado and lives in northeast DC. He runs BeyondDC and contributes to the Washington Post .