Leading European Bike Share Operators and Suppliers - Donkey Republic, Mobike, Moventia, nextbike, PBSC, Ride on, Smoove and Uber - have joined forces to form an Expert Group under Cycling Industries Europe. The group was launched at the Velo-city conference on 27 June 2019 in Dublin.

Providing bike share services in more than 300 cities with 63 million rides in 2018 in Europe the Expert Group forms a powerful advocacy for the sector. The bike share sector is expected to grow from the current 3-5 vehicles per 1000 residents in major European cities to 10-20 vehicles per 1000 residents in the next five years representing a growth of 20-30% per year.  

As a pivotal solution to some of the most pressing issues facing our cities today including traffic congestion, air pollution, climate change, health, affordability and public spaces invaded by cars cycling plays a central role in transforming the urban mobility sector. Globally, transport is the fastest growing contributor to greenhouse gases and already accounts for 25% of all CO2 emissions. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) air pollution is the biggest transport-related threat to public health, with more than 500 000 people dying prematurely every year in Europe; followed by insufficient physical activity and noise pollution. 

With bike share and new electric-assist motors, dockless sharing technology available on a platform of multi-modal mobility options, the value that bicycles bring to people, cities, and the world is growing.

Urban mobility is going through a modal shift from cars into bikes - an increasing number of cities from Barcelona and Madrid to London, Hamburg and Helsinki are introducing full or partial ban on cars making cities more liveable, healthy and sustainable. 

CIE Expert Group on Bike Share represents the leading investors in cycling industry, creating innovative transport solutions and thousands of green, sustainable jobs. The BSEG looks forward to working with cities and policy makers to support them in the rapidly changing active mobility landscape.




  • Creating a leadership group for the sector to drive the sector forward
  • Providing cities with the best urban mobility solutions, helping them to become more liveable and attractive
  • Establishing a central bike share expertise hub - pulling together expertise, conducting research and collecting key data of the sector along with best practise sharing
  • Working towards a single European data standard

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This group is a membership-driven initiative which works together with the support of the CIE Secretariat. Membership is open to all Cycling Industries Europe members.

Why join the Bike Share Expert Group?

The European leadership group will help bike share professionals, or similar specialists in your organisation, add value to your company’s mobility agenda. Issues can be discussed and dealt with in an industry wide forum, saving you time and providing greater efficiency. If you don’t have dedicated resource in your organisation you will still benefit from industry guidelines and best practice on the topic.

For information, please contact l.fried(at)cyclingindustries.com