Developing a Bike-Sharing Program at Kent State University and Kent, Ohio

Bicycling can provide tremendous mobility while also being environmentally friendly, less costly in terms of parking and roadway infrastructure, and an ideal way of introducing exercise into people's daily lives. However, bicycling for commuting purposes is used by relatively few individuals in American society. Since many people do not have access to working bikes, one of the most effective policies would provide increased access. Programs that put more bicycles on the streets would also work to increase awareness and make bicycling safer for all. Among the most useful interventions is a program that provides operating bicycles for short term usage meant solely for the purpose of getting from one place to another. This proposal looks at the feasibility of initiating a bike-sharing program at Kent State University, in coordination with the city of Kent, Ohio. Results from this study could be used by other universities interested in incorporating similar programs on their own campuses.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Ohio Transportation Consortium

      University of Akron
      Akron, OH  United States  44325-4702
    • Project Managers:

      Kaplan, David

    • Performing Organizations:

      Kent State University

      Kent, Ohio  United States  44242
    • Principal Investigators:

      Kaplan, David

    • Start Date: 20100831
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20110830
    • Source Data: RiP Project 26652

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01478692
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Ohio Transportation Consortium
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT06
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Apr 18 2013 1:01AM