Foursquare ITP has created a series of GIS-based analysis techniques to understand geographically where bike share shows the most promise. Because bike share may serve different kinds of markets, our market analysis tools are customized to capture different factors such as overall ridership demand, revenue generating potential, or impact on public policy objectives. These tools can be used as part of a feasibility analysis for a community without bike share and as a tool to plan for expansion in an existing bike share program.

Example Application: Foursquare ITP utilized our Bike Share Market Analyzer to help the City of Boston develop a plan for expanding the Hubway bike share program. The analysis identified demand across various sub-markets of bike share users.