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Accession Number PB2013-108344
Title Bicycle Share Feasibility Study, New Orleans.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 24p
Personal Author J. Wine
Abstract Bicycle share is a network of bicycles and automated kiosks that allows users to make short trips (1-3 miles) quickly, conveniently and affordably. Bicycle share is a component of a strong transportation network, potentially moving 100,000 people or more per year at relatively low cost. A small scale Bicycle Share system (e.g. Phase 1: 200 bicycles, 20 kiosks at about $1.5 million) would have a profound impact on improving New Orleans transportation network. The simple act of getting more people on bikes benefits public health, reduces motor vehicle traffic congestion, and improves access to economic opportunity. A bicycle share system in New Orleans achieves these goals and more, putting the city on the map as a progressive place to live and visit. New Orleans is already a national leader for bicycling and walking, ranking among the top 10 cities in the US for commuting and is designated a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. A bicycle share system would solidify New Orleans as a national leader for these quality of life measures.
Keywords Access
Bicycle share
Feasibility studies
New Orleans(Louisiana)
Public health
Quality of life
Shared lanes
Traffic congestion

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 85H - Road Transportation
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
Corporate Author Merritt C. Becker Jr. UNO Transportation Inst., New Orleans, LA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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