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Optimal Location for Bike Sharing Stations in Downtown Kalamazoo

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Osama Abudayyeh

Department

Civil and Construction Engineering

Presentation Date

4-14-2016

Document Type

Poster

Abstract

At present, emphasis is on increasing physical activities and expanding access to goods and services through non-motorized modes in order to enhance safety, social sustainability in transportation equity, environmental justice, and public health. Hence, there is an interest in developing bike sharing systems to encourage non-motorized activities in cities. This study focuses on developing a bike sharing system for city of Kalamazoo. One key parameter for a successful system is to identify optimum locations for bike sharing stations. This poster presents implementation of location-allocation models and spatial analysis tools to determine the most suitable locations for bike sharing stations within the city. Locations identified from these models can be used by city planners and stakeholders as supplementary information for planning a new bike sharing system.

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