Taming and Tapping the Bike Share Explosion: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Engineering and Law) To Improve System-Wide Efficiency

PI: Mike Lowry (UI), mlowry@uidaho.edu, ORCID: 0000-0002-6203-1502

Co PIs: David Pimentel (UI)

AMOUNT & MATCH: $60,000 from PacTrans; $60,000 Match

PERFORMANCE PERIOD: 8/16/2018 – 8/15/2020

STATUS: Active

CATEGORIES: Bikeshare, Efficiency, Law

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FINAL PROJECT REPORT: will be available once completed

PROJECT DATA: will be available once completed

DESCRIPTION: The goal of this project is to improve system-wide efficiency for residents and visitors to our region by studying the legal framework, infrastructure needs, and consumer perceptions of BSS. We will identify travel service gaps that BSS can alleviate. We will produce guidance and tools (legal, business, and engineering) that cities, states, and other organizations can use to leverage BSS mobility. We will pursue this study from a system- wide perspective to identify how BSS can complement other modes of transportation, such as ride-hailing services and public transportation, to effectively improve multimodal connections.

DELIVERABLE DUE DATE DATE RECEIVED
Research Project Progress Report #1 4/10/2019
Research Project Progress Report #2 10/10/2019
Research Project Progress Report #3 4/10/2020
No Cost Extension Request 6/15/2020
Draft Report 6/15/2020
Final Project Report 8/15/2020