Now we have scientific proof that bikeshare makes your city cleaner

Researchers from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and Queensland University in Australia studied bikeshare data from five cities: Washington, D.C., Minneapolis, MN, Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia, and London. By crunching the numbers in ridership data, data from surveys sent to users, and data about the bikeshare program management’s fuel expense, the researchers found that in all the cities studied, London excepted, bikeshare’s benefits outweigh the rebalancing costs.