Webinar: A National Scan of Bike Share Equity Programs: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 11:00am to 12:00pm PDT
Webinar: A National Scan of Bike Share Equity Programs. Image shows three young women biking away from the camera.
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OVERVIEW

Connecting with cities and bike share operators from across the United States, Portland State University conducted a nationwide scan on what programs and initiatives were running to address equity in bike share. The report “National Scan of Bike Share Equity Programs” documents responses from over 70 bike share systems. This resource will help cities and operators navigate the range of actions that have been implemented to make bike share systems more equitable, examine successful strategies employed across the U.S., and understand how those successes (and challenges) are being measured and articulated. In doing so, we hope the report helps bike share systems learn from the experiences of others, innovate, and more quickly move toward greater equity. The research team will be joined by a bike share operator to discuss what they learned, best practices, and where they see the future of bike share equity programs headed.

THE RESEARCH

This webinar is based on a study funded by the Better Bike Share Partnership and the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) and conducted at Portland State University. Read more...

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Webinar: Economic and Business Outcomes of Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT
Economic and Business Outcomes of Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements
 

OVERVIEW

The National Street Improvements Study, conducted by PSU in conjunction with PeopleForBikes and consulting firm Bennett Midland, researched the economic effects of bicycle infrastructure on 14 corridors across six cities — Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Memphis, Minneapolis and Indianapolis. The study found that improvements such as bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure had either positive or non-significant impacts on the local economy as measured through sales and employment. In this webinar, lead researcher Jenny Liu will share the results of the investigation and the unique methodology for investigating these economic outcomes.

THE RESEARCH

This webinar is based on a study funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) and the Summit Foundation, and conducted at Portland State University. Read more about the research: Bike Lanes Can Provide Positive Economic Impact in Cities.

SPEAKERS

Jenny Liu, Portland State University

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Webinar: The Connection between Investments in Bus Stops, Ridership, and ADA Accessibility

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am PST
 

OVERVIEW

Bus stop amenities, including shelters, seating, signage, and accessibility features make waiting for transit more comfortable for all riders, especially in cases of inclement weather or extreme climate. For persons with disabilities, such features can provide a critical link for accessing regular, scheduled bus services. But do programs to construct such improvements result in measurable changes in ridership demand and behavior? The purpose of this project is to expand the research to transit systems in three public transit systems in Phoenix (Arizona), Portland (Oregon), and Salt Lake City with the aim of reaching more definitive conclusions on the associations between stop improvements and ridership. 

THE RESEARCH

This webinar is based on a study funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) and conducted at the University of Utah and the University of Arizona. Read more about the research: The Connection between Investments in Bus Stops, Ridership, and ADA Accessibility.

SPEAKERS

Keith Bartholomew, University of Utah