Bike Rack Occupancy on the University of North Texas Campus

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This paper discusses research on bike rack availability and its relationship to bike ridership on the University of North Texas (UNT) campus.

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Creation Date: April 19, 2012
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UNT Honors College
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Creator (Author):
Thomas, Chloe B.

University of North Texas

Creator (Contributor):
Nagaoka, Lisa

University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor; lnagaoka@unt.edu

Date(s):
  • Creation: April 19, 2012
  • EmbargoUntil: April 19, 2014
Description:

This paper discusses research on bike rack availability and its relationship to bike ridership on the University of North Texas (UNT) campus.

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Department: Geography
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Abstract: The presence of bike parking facilities has been shown to play a role in improving bike ridership. People are more likely to commute by bike if there are secure and well-located bike racks available. Within the last 5 years, the University of North Texas has made a concerted effort to improve the availability of bike parking for cyclists to encourage cycling as a commute mode. However, the placement of racks around campus has been based on perceived needs rather than documented patterns. The goal of the author's project is to document the occupancy rate of bike racks across campus to identify areas that were underserved. The author also examined how rack installation practices affected the maximum capacity of the racks and occupancy rates. The author found that overall the campus had a sufficient number of racks. However, a few areas on campus were underserviced, while in other areas, the racks were not being utilized. These patterns of use were linked to the types of buildings the racks were associated with, as well as where racks were placed and installed. The findings will allow the university to better plan where to target audiences.

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7 p.

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Keyword(s): bicycles | bike racks | college campuses | commuting
Source: Ninth Annual University Scholars Day, 2012, Denton, Texas, United States
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Series Title: University Scholars Day
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UNT Honors College
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UNT Scholarly Works
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  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc86188
Resource Type: Paper
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