Title: Calgary Bike Share Feasibility Study
Prepared by: Alta Planning + Design
Prepared for: The City of Calgary
Published: November 14, 2011
Summary: The City of Calgary is looking to increase the role of cycling in the city. This study introduces the concept of bike sharing, the system components, and the historical development of the technology over the past four decades. The study includes an extensive review of the financial, health, environmental, and transportation benefits of bike sharing. The study also presents planning considerations including a definition of the area to be covered by the initial system, the recommended size of the program, proposed station locations and typical station placements, and considerations for future expansion of the program. Lastly, the study presents expected capital and operating costs for the system along with forecasts of user demand and revenue, potential sponsorship / advertising revenue, and other revenue sources.