Title: Capital Bikeshare Study: A Closer Look at Casual Users and Operations
Prepared by: Virginia Tech (Graduate-Level Urban and Regional Planning Program)
Date: December 2011
Summary: Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) has generated detailed demographic profiles of both its annual and monthly system subscribers, yet has not gathered adequate profiles of its casual users. This report is the first in-depth look into the makeup and characteristics of this group, constituting of both 1- and 5-day CaBi members. This report also details best practices amongst similar bikesharing systems worldwide with the goal to inform future improvements to CaBi’s operations and to gain a better understanding of bikeshare systems and their operations worldwide.