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Tuesday, May 14 • 8:00am - 5:00pm
POSTER: Expanding the CitiBike Share Program: A GIS Approach to Identifying Potential Locations for New Docks

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AUTHORS: Vincent Saputo

ABSTRACT: In the past decade, bike sharing systems have become an integral component of the North American urban landscape. In New York City, most residents choose to forgo the automobile for a variety of reasons, and are reliant on walking, cycling, and public transit for daily travel. In 2013, the City of New York launched their bike sharing program, CitiBike. Ever since, the program has proved increasingly successful, servicing a wide range of New Yorkers and tourists alike, providing an efficient alternative to walking and public transit. Consequently, the City intends to expand the program to 40,000 bikes within the next few years. However, city residents have voiced concerns over the social equity of the program, as many docks are in the wealthiest areas of New York. Recent efforts have been taken to offer lower income residents the opportunity to participate in the bike share program, including offering a discounted monthly membership for residents of NYC Housing Authority properties and residents receiving food assistance. Now, as the program continues to expand, the City will need to account for a variety of factors when deciding where to locate their next set of CitiBike Docks. In line with the new equity goals of the CitiBike program, this project attempts to identify the most suitable locations for new docks through various GIS applications.

Tuesday May 14, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT
STUDENT CENTER: 1st Floor Lobby (Appian Way Entrance)

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