Title: Seattle Bicycle Share Feasibility Report
Prepared by: Department of Urban Design & Planning College of Built Environments University of Washington
Summary: This report assesses the feasibility of a public use bike-share system for Seattle, Washington.
Colloquially referred to as “bike-share” or “bike-sharing,” such systems are considered
a form of public transportation. Bike-share bicycles are intended for short-term use and are
accessible via automated check-out systems. An important benefit of bike-share systems is
the flexibility to return rented bicycles to any station within the system, thereby encouraging
use for one-way travel and the “final mile” of a trip.