The largest individual station in Denver’s B-Cycle network, the REI station, has 27 docks. How does that stack up to other cities?
New York’s Citi Bike has by far the biggest stations in the US. Its largest, which is outside Penn Station, has a whopping 67 docks. That’s almost 50% larger than the next city’s largest station.
Here’s the number of docks at the biggest station in America’s main big-city bikeshare systems. The 30 or so US bikeshare systems that aren’t listed here are all smaller, and all have smaller biggest stations.
|Largest individual bikeshare station|
|Rank||City||Largest station||Docks at largest station|
|1||New York||Penn Station||67|
|5||Minneapolis||Coffman Union and Lake/Knox||32|
|7t||San Francisco||Market/10th and 2nd/Townsend||27|
With the changes that are putting Union Station at the center of Denver’s public transit, do you expect that to become Denver’s largest bikeshare station?
Apparently B Cycle is working on getting a station there but it’s taking longer than expected, per their Twitter account.
Those are such random numbers…why?
There was a recent interview with the Denver B-Cycle director saying that they tried to site stations on the sidewalk to avoid taking up ROW in the street. Funding aside, there will never be enough docking space to beecome a viable form of mass transit if we do not claim space on the street like every other form of transportation.
It would be interesting to compare city population against the number of bike share stations…!