Bike Share, Shift Plan
Bike share is a service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a very short term basis. Bike share can provide convenient and affordable transportation solutions for short trips, and alleviate the hassle of storing a personal bicycle.
Bike share is a low-cost, flexible public transportation service that provides on-demand access to a network of rentable bicycles. Bike share offers the convenience of a bicycle when needed without the hassles of maintenance and storage.
Due to the speed and distance limitations presented by bicycle travel, this form of public transportation usually replaces short auto and transit trips. In established systems, trip lengths typically average between one and three miles, and last between 15 and 30 minutes. Bike share provides an alternative to short car trips and acts as a solution to first mile/ last mile barriers, which may otherwise prevent the use of transit.
Priority Actions (Bike Share)
Car share has many co-benefits, including:
» Relatively low-cost and quick to implement compared to transit and roadway improvements
» Increases both bicycle and transit mode share
» Attracts visitors and can boost economic development
» Encourages new riders by reducing barriers such as owning, transporting, and storing a bicycle
» Is an affordable mode of transportation
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