Created in 2009, Alta Bicycle Share is a leader in bicycle sharing systems and is the world’s only company focused on bicycle share management and operations. ABS operates either systems in public-private partnerships with local governments around the globe:
The Hubway serves the greater Boston-metro region, including Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. After launching in July 2011 with 610 bicycles and 61 stations, Hubway distinguished itself as the most rapidly growing bike share system of its size in the United States.
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Capital Bikeshare had provided over 2 million rides to users and expanded across the city and into Arlington County. The system now provides over 1,800 bicycles and 200 stations, which serves over 18,000 annual members as well as temporary users. Currently one of the largest bike share systems in the United States, Capital Bikeshare plans to install 50 new stations in 2012, adding at least 500 additional bicycles.
Melbourne Bike Share was launched in May, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. Using bikes exclusively designed for bike share by Montreal-based Bixi, the network includes 550 bicycles and 51 stations. The system is operated through a partnership between the government and Alta Bicycle share, and is one of two bike share systems in Australia.