Bike share programmes reduce car use in cities but benefits are less strong in London

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Bike share programmes appear to have successfully reduced private car use in Brisbane, Melbourne, Washington DC, Minnesota and London, suggests recent research. In London, however, high demand for vans to transport bicycles between docking stations may have increased overall motor vehicle use in the city. Bike share programmes, where people can borrow a bicycle at one docking station and leave it at another, have been adopted in over 700 cities around the world. They offer a sustainable mode of transport that can reduce car use, congestion and emissions.

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