Webinar: Bike Share Equity

Seminar Speaker: 
Nathan McNeil, Portland State University
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Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT
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Date may change: This webinar will be held in August 2017; the day is still TBD.

As bike-sharing systems become increasingly common in American cities, questions about the equity of such systems must be addressed. Bike share has the potential to provide residents a cost effective and healthy means of transportation, but many systems are not serving lower-income and minority populations, possibly due to lower station density in less affluent neighborhoods (Ogilvie & Goodman, 2012), low participation among non-white populations (Virginia Tech, 2012), or other factors. As a means to address these challenges to equity, the Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP), a collaboration of PeopleForBikes, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), and local partners, is making $900,000 in grant funding available for bike share operators, cities, and local non-profits to increase bike share participation among underserved populations. This research seeks to understand the impacts of these efforts to site bike share stations in low-income and/or communities of color and promote participation through outreach efforts.

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