By making the services simple to use and easy to access, JCDecaux has triggered great enthusiasm among urban populations: an average of 2 bicycles were rented every second in 2012, representing a +7% increase in average rentals vs. 2011.
This very successful initiative has inspired many countries around the globe to adopt the concept. The service is now spreading fast in North and South America, with 23 active bike sharing systems in the USA alone. Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Chile have also started engaging in the development of their own programs in the past two years. Today, Bike sharing systems altogether, provide more than 236,000 bicycles around the world (Source: Berkeley University’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center’s last estimates).