Back in late October of 2011, I wrote a post about bike sharing programs instituted by major universities and cities in the United States and Canada. Here in Greater Lansing, 1,051 area residents responded to a survey about establishing a bike sharing program. The results present some fascinating data about the potential of a bike sharing program in Greater Lansing, including:
- 59 percent of the respondents were between 18-35 years of age and another 29 percent were 36-54 years of age.
- 28 percent of the respondents use their bike(s) often for transportation purposes (not recreation).
- 70 percent of the respondents are very likely or somewhat likely to use a bike sharing program.
- The preferred annual membership fee for a bike sharing program is in the range of $25 to $50 per year (combined for 54%) with the preferred payment methods being cash or credit/debit cards.
SOURCE: Capital Community Bikeshare
- Plan bike share station locations, bike lanes, and other enhancements.
- Create a blueprint for a door-to-door integrated network.