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Shifting Gears: Framing Bike-Sharing Trends in Sunbelt Cities

By Kelsey Walker, Kinder Institute Post-Baccalaureate Fellow
 and Kyle Shelton, Kinder Institute Postdoctoral Fellow


While bike-sharing is typically framed as a means of transportation for weekday commuters, a new analysis of the programs in Austin, Denver, FortWorth, and Houston indicates that users frequently turn to bike-sharing for recreational purposes in these cities. This nding is critical to our understanding of bike-share programs, which are poised to proliferate and expand in the Sun Belt and elsewhere in the coming years.