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 infographic:
“Bike sharing has changed rapidly since the first program was launched in 1965. Free-floating bike share is defined by bikes that do not require bikes be returned to a set location. These systems are sometimes also called “dockless” or “flexible.” Free-floating bike share allows users to locate bikes using Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and then lock bikes in place at the user’s destination. Some “hybrid” systems allow riders to pick up or drop off bikes at either a station or a non-station location.”