Event Title

Bicycling Facility Optimization for Shared Bicycle Programs and Urban Transportation

Presenter Information

Mickey Frigge
Benjamin Overeem

Mentor 1

Xiao Qin

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

27-4-2018 1:00 PM

Description

Bicycling is viewed as a sustainable form of transportation that not only improves health but also reduces carbon dioxide emissions and decreases traffic congestion. The present study analyzes the factors that contribute to safety for shared bicycle rental services. These factors were obtained from a complete literature review of bicycle safety, facilities, and shared bicycle rental services with a special emphasis placed on practices adopted by successful cities in Europe. While previous authors have assessed specific factors that influence bicyclist safety, this is the first known complete review of the current literature. Consequently, analyzing the relationships between variables has never been attempted within the literature before. Besides the previous literature, the current study surveyed 183 respondents in Southeastern Wisconsin to determine relationships between perceptions of safety for both bicyclists and non-bicyclists and their behavior with an emphasis on the factors that are specifically related to bicycling within a city. The results of this study should provide necessary information for city planners when modifying and/or designing current and/or future bicycle facilities and identify areas to improve shared bicycle rental services that are currently seen as potentially hazardous that may lead to lawsuits.

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Apr 27th, 1:00 PM

Bicycling Facility Optimization for Shared Bicycle Programs and Urban Transportation

Union Wisconsin Room

Bicycling is viewed as a sustainable form of transportation that not only improves health but also reduces carbon dioxide emissions and decreases traffic congestion. The present study analyzes the factors that contribute to safety for shared bicycle rental services. These factors were obtained from a complete literature review of bicycle safety, facilities, and shared bicycle rental services with a special emphasis placed on practices adopted by successful cities in Europe. While previous authors have assessed specific factors that influence bicyclist safety, this is the first known complete review of the current literature. Consequently, analyzing the relationships between variables has never been attempted within the literature before. Besides the previous literature, the current study surveyed 183 respondents in Southeastern Wisconsin to determine relationships between perceptions of safety for both bicyclists and non-bicyclists and their behavior with an emphasis on the factors that are specifically related to bicycling within a city. The results of this study should provide necessary information for city planners when modifying and/or designing current and/or future bicycle facilities and identify areas to improve shared bicycle rental services that are currently seen as potentially hazardous that may lead to lawsuits.