Shared bicycles are increasingly becoming a key part of the transport framework for many local authorities alongside public transport and car share clubs.


Bikeplus is the representative body for UK bike share. Although bike share schemes are operated by the private sector, the public sector and some cases large employers and community groups, are responsible for many aspects of development. Bikeplus aims to support these groups to get the most out of this process.

Bikeplus roles can be summarised into four key functions:

  1. Analyse data to provide evidence of for the benefits of bike share schemes:
  1. Sharing information on:
  • Good practice for setting up successful schemes: Procurement Guidance
  • Case studies
  • Latest innovations and developments overseas
  1. Delivering pioneering projects to ensure the social and environmental benefits are maximised and evenly spread:
  1. Partnership and development support:

For further information see our bike share page.

If you are interested in keeping in touch with bikeplus developments please email antonia(at)

Public Bike Share Users Survey Results 2016


Bike share is developing rapidly in the UK. The Bikeplus Public Bike Share User Survey is the first national research into how people are using bike share schemes. It looks at the impact of these schemes on attracting people to cycling, the health and wellbeing   Read more »»

Economic case for bike share


Responsibility for investment in transport has been devolved to the Local Enterprise Partnerships, the focus of these bodies is on regional economic development.  This document is aimed at supporting Local Enterprise Partnerships, local authorities and bike share organisations applying for funding, to demonstrate the contribution   Read more »»

Societal Benefits of Bike Share

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  Download here Statistics on the contribution to eight key policy areas The benefits of bike share have been recognised in the following evidence and research: Health & Wellbeing 68% of users had not cycled for their current trips prior to the launch of Dublinbikes   Read more »»

Models of Bike Share


From on-street docking stations to workplace bike pools A variety of creative ways to provide shared access to bikes are emerging across the world for communities of all sizes. These include: Public Bike Share: Self-service on-street docking station Dockless Bike Share Workplace pool bikes Railway   Read more »»

Procurement guidance: Successful Bike Share Scheme Development


  Download here The new Bikeplus guide to Successful Bike Share Scheme Development takes all the best experience from the UK and overseas covering all aspects of procurement and scheme implementation. Local authorities can find information on management models, funding sources, design specification and mobilisation. Following   Read more »»

Future of UK Bike Share Conference, Manchester 2017

Wednesday 27th – Thursday 28th September.

Booking closes at Friday midnight!

View the two day Conference Programme.
There are still Supporter Sponsor and Exhibitor packages available.

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UK Public Bike Share Stats

Total number of bikes: 17,354

Docking stations: 1,164

Users: 456,425 users (unique members & casual users)

Total trips: 10,744,419

Last updated (March 2017)

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Bikeplus is the UK representative body for bike sharing which aims to optimise the benefits of cycling by supporting the emergence of the effective widespread availability of pooled bikes.