Fleet Vehicles - US

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Bicycle/Pedestrian Vehicles US

The United States has an estimated 86.21 million pedestrian bicycles, of which 86.15 million are owned and over 57,000+ are "station-based bike share bikes".

Number of Pedestrian Bicycles in the United States

  • There are approximately 86.21 million pedestrian bicycles in the United States.
  • There are approximately 86.15 million owned pedestrian bicycles in the United States.
  • At the end of 2018, there were 57,000+ "station-based bike share bikes" in the United States.
  • According to the most recent American Community Survey, 872,000 people (or 0.6% workers) commute to work by bike.

Micromobility

  • In 2018, there were 84 million shared micromobility trips taken in the United States; 36.5 million on "station-based bike share systems", 38.5 million on shared e-scooters, and 9 million on dockless share bikes.
  • The aforementioned micromobility statistics have been published by the National Association of City Transportation Officials and only account for systems operating "more than 150 vehicles" in the top 100 cities of the US by population.
  • According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, there were "3,378 bike-share stations operating in 104 US cities" in 2017.

Calculations for Number of Pedestrian Bicycles

The number of households in the United States: 128.58 million
% of households with a mountain bicycle: 40%
% of households with a road bicycle: 24%
% of households with a cruiser: 16%
% of households with a city bicycle: 15%
% of households with a BMX bicycle: 13%
% of households with a kids bicycle: 10%
% of households with a hybrid bicycle: 6%
% of households with a fixie/ single-speed bicycle: 3%
% of households with a folding bicycle: 2%
% of households with an e-bike: 1%
% of households with other type of bicycle: 3%
Mountain bicycles, BMX bicycles, kids bikes, and other types of bikes are non-pedestrian type bicycles.
Total percentage excluding non-pedestrian bikes = 67% (this accounts for households with more than one bike)
Therefore, the total number of owned pedestrian bicycles = 67% * 128.58 million = 86.15 million
The total number of "station-based bike share bikes" = 57,000+
Total number of pedestrian bicycles (owned+shared) = 86.15 million + 57,000+ = 86.21 million
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Number of Support Vehicles in Pipeline Transport

The term "support vehicles" includes all trucks, vans, buses, dollies and other vehicles. As the pipeline transport industry includes the long-distance transportation of a liquid or gas, support vehicles include only trucks. There are 100,000 trucks operating the move of oil and gas from wells to processing facilities or refineries, as well as from refineries to consumers.

Pipeline transport

  • The oil pipeline transport industry in the US includes 535 companies.
  • The gas pipeline transport industry in the US includes 2,494 companies.
  • According to end of 2018 data, there are 100,000 trucks operating the move of oil and gas from wells to processing facilities or refineries, as well as from refineries to consumers.
  • Trucks are considered to be the most "versatile form of transportation because they don’t rely on the presence of pipelines, railways, or water." For this reason, trucks are usually used for short-distance transportation of primarily oil.
  • The reason why there are not more trucks operating as support vehicles in pipeline transport is due to the fact that trucks are not energy-efficient, and require three times as much energy as a train to move the same quantity of oil, which makes trucks a much less attractive option for long-distance transportation.
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From Part 01
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  • "In 2016, 840 cyclists died and 863,979 people primarily commuted via bike."
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  • "According to a report just released by the National Association of City Transportation Officials, residents and tourists in US cities took 35 million bike-share trips in 2017, up a whopping 25 percent from the year previous."
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  • "In 2018, people took 84 million trips on Shared Micromobility in the United States, more than double the number of trips taken in 2017."
  • "In 2018, people took 36.5 million trips on station-based bike share systems and 38.5 million trips on shared e-scooters."
  • "Dockless pedal (non-electric) bikes, which quickly proliferated across the U.S. in 2017, have largely disappeared from North American cities, with just 3 million trips in a handful of cities in 2018."
  • "E-bikes emerged as a popular option, accounting for 6.5 million trips in 2018 (6 million in dockless systems and 500,000 in station-based systems)."
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  • " In the U.S., e-bikes are a small but growing market, with estimated sales in 2016 of 200,000-250,000 units"