Bike sharing has become a major driver of job growth in some US states, according to new research from the American Council for an Industrial Society.
In the last three years, the council said, the number of companies that use bike share to hire workers rose by more than 80 percent.
But that’s still far from a huge number, and the research showed that the number that use the system to hire full-time workers also rose, by about 7 percent, to about 3,800 in 2017.
Bike share has been a major driving force in the growth of American employment, but the council is warning that while the growth has been substantial, the benefits are not evenly distributed.
In the past three years alone, bike share has provided employment opportunities for more than 5,000 people in the US, and it’s the biggest source of employment for the vast majority of people working in the hospitality and retail industries, according the report.
The most obvious benefit is that it’s cheap and easy to use.
“It’s a way to make it easier for people to get to work,” said David Lutz, a partner at the New York law firm Kohn Pedersen and one of the authors of the report, which was released on Tuesday.
And the most obvious downside is that the system is largely untested.
The council’s report found that there have been only four major studies on the system, and that the findings haven’t been fully replicated, making it impossible to know for sure how much of the economic impact is due to bike share and how much is due solely to other factors.
The report is an update of a study done last year by the Economic Policy Institute, which found that the benefits of bike share outweighed the costs.
Other findings from the report: Bike shares have been a huge driver of the expansion of the US economy, and they are a great way to fill the void created by the loss of retail jobs.
The cost of using bike share is higher than the value of the bike itself, but many bike share operators make their profits by charging a flat fee for their use of the service.
The council found that a typical ride costs about $1.60, with the average price per hour of a ride of about $11.
Bicycle share can also make it more affordable for businesses to locate, hire, and grow in an urban area.
While the economic benefits of the program are well-documented, it’s hard to know exactly how much money the program has actually saved, and how many jobs it has created.
Some of the most prominent companies that have embraced bike share are Lyft, Uber, and Airbnb.
The programs have been embraced by local authorities in San Francisco, Denver, Boston, and elsewhere.
For many cities, the gains from bike share have been significant enough to justify spending tens of millions of dollars in funding for more bikes, according a study released last year.
That study found that in cities where bike share programs are active, ridership in ride-sharing companies has grown by more nearly $1 billion since 2009.
Even in places where there aren’t large bike share systems, the programs have added to the local economy.
Cities like Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City have all seen significant growth in bike share.
But the council found there were many reasons why the programs were able to create jobs for local residents.
It was a success that could be replicated in many other places.
With a growing economy, businesses need more of a sense of community, and people want to work together, Lutz said.
The economic benefits are also becoming clear for businesses in places like Texas, where bike sharing has made it easier to attract and retain top talent.
There’s also a growing number of people who have been using the systems for a long time, and businesses that have tried them have seen that people who are already part of the system tend to stay there longer.
A report released last month by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance found that bike share can help companies hire more people and reduce their need for temporary workers.
This trend is not only encouraging the growth and development of businesses, but also the growth in jobs for people who want to go into the hospitality industry, which is particularly important in areas like Houston where unemployment has been particularly high, said Lutz.
The council recommends that cities and states adopt policies that allow for bike share, including using it to attract businesses, and offering incentives to encourage businesses to take it up.
Many cities, including Austin, Austin, San Antonio, and Washington, D.C., have already embraced bike sharing.