Bike-share has the capability to expand access to jobs and transit for communities in need of better transportation options — but only if the system is set up and operated in an equitable way. Our latest collaboration with the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) examines how to build a thriving, equitable bike-share system.
At the end of June, the Better Bike Share Conference brought together advocates, employers, and experts in the field to share ideas and strategies about how to improve access to bike-share. We interviewed a dozen leaders about what bike-share systems are doing to overcome barriers to use, and what more needs to be done.
NACTO has some great resources available for people who want to take a deeper look at issues of bike-share and equity, including papers on:
Station spacing: nacto.org/2015/04/28/walkable-station-spacing-is-key-to-successful-equitable-bike-share/
Safe places to ride: nacto.org/2016/07/20/high-quality-bike-facilities-increase-ridership-make-biking-safer/
We were very honored to be able to ride along with Black Girls Do Bike NYC for a Citi bike tour from Bed-Stuy to Red Hook in Brooklyn. For an additional short see some scenes from that ride here: vimeo.com/176894860