Date of Award
Urban and Regional Planning
School of Urban and Regional Planning
John L. Renne, Ph.D.
Catherine Lowe, Ph.D.
Peter Newman, Ph.D.
As cities worldwide plan for increasing urbanization levels, new challenges in mobility will arise. Any approach taken to address these new issues will need to consider how to move more people with declining resources, thus the need for a sustainable solution arises. This thesis examines the growing trend of cities creating public bicycle systems as a means to add sustainability to a transportation system and identifies what are the criteria and indicators of a sustainable public bicycle. The criteria and indicators are used to examine data collection techniques of three Public Bicycle Systems in the United States: Capital Bikeshare in Washington, D.C., Nice Ride in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Denver B-Cycle in Denver, Colorado.
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Williamson, Max W., "Measuring the Sustainability of U.S. Public Bicycle Systems" (2012). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 1574.