New research from Drexel University’s Urban Health Collaborative investigates the benefits and challenges of free-floating bike share in relationship to disadvantaged communities. Research products include a couple of two-pager documents, as well as an infographic sheet. Access the full set of documents here.
Excerpt from this two-pager:
“One of the barriers to equity in access to bike share has been geographic coverage. Unequal access to station locations may increase inequalities within a city. New free-floating technology allows riders to take & leave bikes from any location and may therefore allow users from disadvantaged neighborhoods increased access. Free-floating systems also do not have the additional cost of installing docking stations, which might allow greater access to a larger portion of the city.”