Bikeplus Forum

Bikeplus holds a Forum Network of local authority and interested partners currently managing or developing a bike share system.


The Forum meetings usually occur monthly by telephone conference as well as through conference events.

Discussions cover latest funding opportunities and sector innovations as well as providing scheme managers with a chance to share challenges and experience.

The previous topics have covered:

  • National users survey
  • Procurement process
  • Electric bikes
  • Bike share safety
  • Community engagement and responses to theft & vandalism
  • Quality assurance
  • Different models of bike share
  • Marketing

If you are interested in joining the Forum and finding out about how bike share can benefit your local area please contact

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 now live!

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

About bike share


Shared Electric Bike Programme


Bike share map


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.