BikePlus begins first nationwide survey of bike share users

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BikePlus has launched a survey which will attempt to learn the cycle usage habits and potential of the UK’s bike share users.

Pooling data gathered from schemes outside of London, BikePlus will work alongside share suppliers including Hourbike and Nextbike, as well as independently run schemes like Slough’s Cycle Hire.

Bikeplus Manager Antonia Roberts said: “This is the first time we have surveyed all the users of bike share schemes in the UK. We know that the numbers are growing, but this survey will give us an invaluable insight into why people join schemes and how they use them, enabling us to measure the social and environmental impact of bike sharing. We will also be analysing the feedback to find out how to improve bike share schemes and increase the number of users and journeys made by bike.”

The survey is open until 28 August and bike share scheme users can complete it here.

This data will be combined with results from the Transport for London Santander Cycles scheme, which has been evaluated since its inception to give the first full UK wide picture. The most recent round of statistics presented a spike in usage to correlate with the opening of safe, segregated infrastructure.

The results of the first UK bike share scheme user survey will be published in September 2016.