So where do we go from here? Bike networks will just keep getting better, according to experts. Here's some of what we have to look forward to:
1. The perfect parking spot
Today, riders have to return bikes to docking stations, which is inconvenient when you're in a rush, or going somewhere far from a dock.
Portland, Oregon, which launched a bikeshare system in July, lets riders park a bike anywhere in the city. Locks are built into the bikes so that they can be safely secured. There's a $2 charge for leaving a bike away from a docking station, but riders who return orphaned bikes to docking stations receive a $1 credit.
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