Changes in Physical Activity After Joining a Bikeshare Program
This study found that bike share facilitated increases in bicycling and thus, moderate and vigorous physical activity. it also found that bike share showed potential for activating inactive adults.
The study’s authors examined 1,031 members of Indego, Philadelphia’s bike share system, to determine whether physical activity increased 12 months after joining bike share. From 2015 to 2018, members completed baseline and one-year follow-up surveys online regarding their personal characteristics and past seven-day moderate and vigorous physical activity minutes per week (walking activity was noted separately). In order to objectively assess their bike share use, participants’ Indego trips were also monitored.