The following and attached information is from the Bike Sharing Wiki from 2011.
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Bike Sharing Feasibility Study (Completed)
The final report for the Bike Sharing Feasibility Study was submitted to SSC. The study recommends the following three tiered approach to bicycle sharing on the Urbana-Champaign campus:
- Bike Sharing Feasibility Study
- Bike Sharing at Sustainability Living Learning Community
- Departmental Bike Sharing
- Illinois Cross-Campus Bicycles (ICCB)
In 2011, the Student Sustainability Committee funded a Bike Sharing Feasibility Study, in order to assess whether a bicycle sharing program would be feasible and desirable on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus.
The study was completed in November, 2012, with the following conclusions:
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign intends to increase bicycle usage and ease of use on campus. Bike sharing is one option the campus can pursue to achieve its goals to reduce transportation emissions and increase the use of active transportation. However, at this time it is clear that certain prerequisite steps must be taken before large-scale bike sharing can be successfully implemented for student or public use. First and foremost, the campus bicycle infrastructure such as bikeways and parking must be improved. Secondly, bicycle education and enforcement must be utilized to ensure that cyclists, pedestrians, and vehicle drivers can all function safely together on campus. Plans for these important steps are currently underway through the development of the Campus Bicycle Network Master Plan, and through discussions of the CATS Education Working Group.