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Feasibility Study Of A Bicycle-Based Active Transportation Program For Recently Released Offenders, Lauren Dietz Jan 2019

Feasibility Study Of A Bicycle-Based Active Transportation Program For Recently Released Offenders, Lauren Dietz

Creative Components

Barriers to successful reentry continue to plague formerly incarcerated individuals, and continue to be a problem that grows with the increasing rate of incarceration in the United States. Transportation continues to be a common issue faced by ex-offenders, especially for those who are prohibited from driving as a condition of their sentence. Compounding the problem is the spatial mismatch between important destinations like job centers and residential areas. This is true for the women who reside at the Fresh Start Community-Based Corrections residential facility in Des Moines. The Des Moines Metro area is designed around a traditional transportation network of ...


Worcester, Ma Bike Share Feasibility Study, Corinne Jachelski Mar 2016

Worcester, Ma Bike Share Feasibility Study, Corinne Jachelski

International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)

The Worcester, MA Bike Share Feasibility Study was conducted to determine whether the City of Worcester is suitable for a city wide bike share. This study includes a general history of bike shares; their benefits based on major categories of social, environmental, economic, and transit; and overview of demographic composition of Worcester. Several cities of similar population size to Worcester that have implemented bike share systems are reviewed as context for system size. Other completed bike share feasibility studies informed the methods employed in this study, as well as provided more information broadly and specifically about all of the elements ...


Perceptions Of Bike Sharing In Underserved Communities Within Milwaukee And The Twin Cities, James Hannig May 2015

Perceptions Of Bike Sharing In Underserved Communities Within Milwaukee And The Twin Cities, James Hannig

Theses and Dissertations

Despite becoming increasingly more popular in cities across North America, many bikeshare systems have received criticism for not reaching minority and low-income populations. Several bikeshare operators have implemented measures to reach these populations including removing financial barriers, placing stations in underserved neighborhoods, and partnering with various community organizations. However, until recently, few have explored how people in these underserved areas perceive bike sharing.

Feedback was solicited from key community partners in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota to better understand how bike sharing is perceived in underserved communities and to determine whether other models could better address the transportation ...


Ridazz, Wrenches, And Wonks: A Revolution On Two Wheels Rolls Into Los Angeles, Donald Parker Strauss Jan 2015

Ridazz, Wrenches, And Wonks: A Revolution On Two Wheels Rolls Into Los Angeles, Donald Parker Strauss

Dissertations & Theses

How can we make cities more livable? Los Angeles, in particular, is a notably challenging place to live. For many, it is hard to see Los Angeles—city or county—as anything other than a huge, sprawling, and some would say placeless place. Los Angeles is known by many as the place that tore up more than 1,000 miles of streetcar lines to make way for millions of cars and hundreds of miles of freeways. Because of this, Los Angeles is also known for its poor air quality and jammed freeways. Those who live in Los Angeles know that ...


Tools For Financing Local Bicycle And Pedestrian Improvements: Moving From Planning To Implementation In A Fiscally Constrained Environment, Elissa Mcdade Dec 2014

Tools For Financing Local Bicycle And Pedestrian Improvements: Moving From Planning To Implementation In A Fiscally Constrained Environment, Elissa Mcdade

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Communities across the United States, of all sizes, have accepted that maintaining the automobile-centric design of their cities is not a sustainable way to plan for the future growth, public health or safety of their cities or citizens. As a result, communities have begun to embrace a shift in their design and engineering standards to allow for pedestrian and bicycle friendly facilities that safely accommodate and encourage mode choice. Through the collective will of the public and city leadership, communities are rapidly moving toward implementing plans and design standards that re-establish the public right of way as safe and accessible ...


Spatial Factors Impacting Non-Motorized Exposures And Crash Risks, Farhad Abasahl Jun 2013

Spatial Factors Impacting Non-Motorized Exposures And Crash Risks, Farhad Abasahl

Master's Theses

This research investigates spatial factors, that impact non-motorized exposures and crashes, and examines the relationship between exposure at signalized intersections and crash frequencies involving pedestrians and bicycles at a census tract level. The four Michigan cities of Ann Arbor, East Lansing, Flint and Grand Rapids are examined. After completing an extensive literature review to provide a list of required data, 92 intersections are selected from the four cities to collect pedestrian and bicyclist counts. Five-year crash records, special attractions, non-motorized facilities and transportation infrastructure data for the four cities are gathered for the four cities. This data are later mapped ...


The City Of Lake Charles Bicycle And Pedestrian Master Plan, Anthony Adams Jun 2011

The City Of Lake Charles Bicycle And Pedestrian Master Plan, Anthony Adams

Master's Theses and Project Reports

This thesis was done in the professional project format. It was completed as a deliverable to the City of Lake Charles, Louisiana. It was developed in accordance with the State of Louisiana Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

A bicycle and pedestrian master plan is a document meant to serve as a guide to staff and decision-makers on how to best develop future bicycle and pedestrian improvements. It is a comprehensive document that identifies and prioritizes new projects for sidewalks, bicycle facilities, and off-street paths. It accomplishes this by following these steps:

1. Identify existing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

2. Provide ...


2011 Planetizen Blog Posts, Michael Lewyn Dec 2010

2011 Planetizen Blog Posts, Michael Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

Blog posts on urban and suburban issues, originally at planetizen.com


Relating Bike Racks And Bike Ridership, John Sens Apr 2010

Relating Bike Racks And Bike Ridership, John Sens

Environmental Studies Undergraduate Student Theses

Abstract The purpose of this thesis was to investigate the relationship between bicycle ridership and bike racks in a given area. The goal was to discern whether or not the density of bike racks determines the number of riders in the area. I predicted that there would be higher ridership in the areas with a denser bike rack concentration. To investigate this point, I set up five different areas of varying sizes with a similar number of bike racks, and then observed them over a period of 5 business days. By using a simple tally of the bikes found on ...