Taming and Tapping the Bike Share Explosion

The Pacific Northwest is experiencing an explosion of bike share systems (BSS). Every major city in the region has at least one BSS company operating and many cities are exploring how to effectively introduce or expand this new form of mobility. While there is considerable promise for the region, it still lags far behind Europe. Serious barriers persist, which in some cities has included legal problems, negative public reaction, stress on the transportation system, and reluctance to using the system. Bike share systems are in the growth stage of the product life cycle, meaning that different formats are still being tried and an optimal solution has not been determined. There are options of docked systems or dockless systems. There are systems that are subsidized by municipalities and others that pay the municipalities to be allowed to run a BSS. Reasons why people avoid commuting by bicycle are well documented. Bike share systems may alleviate some of those concerns, but introduce others. Also, electric scooters are being tried in some areas and may also both alleviate and introduce concerns.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $90000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747110

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

    University of Washington
    More Hall Room 112
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Washington State University, Pullman

    Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
    PO Box 642910
    Pullman, WA  United States  99164-2910
  • Project Managers:

    Pimentel, Ron

  • Performing Organizations:

    Washington State University, Pullman

    Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
    PO Box 642910
    Pullman, WA  United States  99164-2910
  • Principal Investigators:

    Pimentel, Ron

  • Start Date: 20180816
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200815
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01701500
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747110
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2019 4:29PM