Browse Topics: Transportation
Measuring the Street: New Metrics for 21st Century Streets in NYC
Cities need to set new goals for their streets if they are to meet the needs of a dynamic and growing city and address the problems of vehicle crashes, traffic congestion, poor-performing bus and bike networks, and environments that are inhospitable for pedestrians.
First Mile/Last Mile Guide for Expanding the Reach of Transit
Transit trips (e.g., rail, streetcar, bus rapid transit, bus) are comprised not only of the journey on a transit vehicle, but also those trips (1) from origin to the transit stop and (2) from the end station to the ultimate destination. These end trips to/from station areas are often made on foot, by bicycle or car/vanpools. Cities are beginning to improve these first mile/last mile pathways in order to increase the “transit-shed” of riders.
Bike Share: Capital Bikeshare
Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) includes a fleet of over 2,500 bicycles at more than 300 bike share stations across Washington, D.C., Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland. As of 2013, CaBi had 22,200 members. CaBi began in 2010, and in 3 years of operation riders took more than 6 million trips.
Bike Share: Citi Bike
Citi Bike includes a fleet of over 6,000 bicycles at more than 300 bike share stations across Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City, with a projected expansion to 10,000 bicycles and 600 stations. As of 2013, Citi Bike had more than 94,000 members. In its first 5 months of operation, riders took more than 5 million Citi Bike trips.
Bike Share: Deco Bike
Deco Bike of Miami Beach provides bike share memberships for residents, and hourly rentals for visitors and tourists. The system includes 1,000 bikes at 85 docking stations, available 24 hours per day. Founded in 2011, Deco Bike riders recorded 3 million rides in the first 3 years of operation.
Bike Share: Hubway
Founded in 2011, Hubway includes a fleet of over 1,000 bicycles at more than 100 bike share stations across Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville, MA. The system is part of the Alta Bike share group, which includes Chicago’s Divvy Bikes, Australia’s Melbourne Bike Share, Washington DC’s Capital Bikeshare, New York City’s Citi Bike, and others. The program was funded by $4.5 million in grants from the Federal Transit Administration and local organizations.