We’ll never know for sure, but the results of a survey of a million riders on bikeshare platform Bike to Work show that riders are much more likely to share a bike with someone else if the other person is also riding a bike.
The survey found that just over half of respondents said they’d ride with someone who was on a bike, with a majority saying they’d use a friend or colleague if that person was riding with them.
“We don’t want to make a blanket statement that everyone rides with a friend,” said Brian Leffler, Bike to Pay CEO.
“But the general perception is that you don’t ride with a partner unless they’re riding with you.”
Lefflers survey also found that people who shared bikes with friends and coworkers were about four times as likely to be riding with a bike in the future.
But even the most loyal users are unlikely to have a whole lot in common.
In fact, many respondents to the survey were just a little too loyal to share their bikes with strangers.
“There’s just not enough time for them to do that,” Leffles said.
“They need to make sure they’re getting the right bikes and getting the most from the program.
If you’re just a friend, you can be riding the bike and you can share it.
But if you’re a coworker, you don, and you have a ride, then you’re really, really, very limited.”
The survey also showed that those who use the platform have much more in common than they might initially think.
Only 20% of respondents thought they shared their bikes at work.
And only 7% said they shared bikes on their vacation trips.
That’s less than half of the percentage of respondents who said they share bikes with their friends.
When asked what they’d like to see in future bike sharing programs, most respondents said more bikes for sharing, as well as more bike racks for sharing.
They also said they wanted to see a bike-share system that offers more options, like bike rentals, so people don’t have to buy a bike outright.
But while bike sharing is a great idea, it doesn’t have the same impact as an alternative transportation option like Uber, which has a massive user base and has been a big driver of growth for its platform.
Uber has built a network of more than 1 million cars that cover nearly 200,000 miles per year.
The company also recently announced it will be adding new car services to its service.
While these companies have been the most popular transportation options, Uber’s growth and popularity comes from people’s willingness to pay for rides, not the actual value of their rides.
And while Uber and Lyft have a lot in the way of revenue, their drivers earn a lot more.
Uber drivers are earning about $1,000 more than drivers of conventional taxis, according to a 2016 report from the Economic Policy Institute.
The study also found drivers of Uber-style ride-hailing services earn an average of $2,817 less per year than drivers working for conventional taxis.
“It’s just an interesting question whether there’s enough demand for ride-sharing in the U.S.,” said Leffeles.
“If people really want to ride their own bikes, they’re going to need a system like Lyft, Uber, or Zipcar, which are all well-established and very popular.”
Leffeler and his team are working on developing a better platform that will make it easier for riders to share bikes, but it may take a while.
There are currently only two bike sharing services that have been around for more than a decade: the Rideau Rider, which offers bikes for rental to people with disabilities, and the RideSafe, which is aimed at people with mobility disabilities.
Both of those services have a long history, and RideSafe is the most successful.
But both of those systems have been struggling financially, Leffels says.
“In the past, the Ride safe was doing well, and then the Ride au lait, and now Rideau,” he said.
He says he’s hopeful the company will find a way to get back on track.
“Our goal is to create a new market, and we’re hoping that it will work,” he added.
“I hope that people get onboard, and ride with others, and share.”