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Title:  Suitability study for a bicycle sharing program in Sacramento, California

Prepared by: Lindsay K. Maurer (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Date: 2011

Summary: This report presents the findings of a study of local conditions in Sacramento and how they might support a bicycle sharing program in the near future. While past studies have had to rely on observations from European systems, this project makes use of recently-released data from the “Nice Ride” program in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Through the evaluation of actual experiences from this program, the factors that influence bike-share ridership in a U.S. city can be more fully understood and used to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Identify the most suitable locations for a bicycle sharing program in Sacramento
  • Recommend a program service area based on these findings
  • Estimate the number of bike-share rentals that can be expected within this service area


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