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2. Government Accession No.3. Recipient’s Catalog No.4. Title and Subtitle
EXPLORING BICYCLE OPTIONS FOR FEDERAL LANDS: BIKE SHARING, RENTALS AND EMPLOYEE FLEETS
5. Report Date
6. Performing Organization Code7. Author(s)
Rebecca Gleason, Laurie Miskimins
8. Performing Organization Report No.9. Performing Organization Name and Address
Western Transportation InstituteP.O. Box 174250Bozeman, MT 59717-4250
10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)11. Contract or Grant No.12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address
Federal Highway AdministrationWestern Federal Lands Highway Division610 East 5th St.Vancouver, WA 98661
13. Type of Report and Period Covered
Final ReportAugust 2009 – July 2011
14. Sponsoring Agency Code
15. Supplementary Notes
COTR: Susan Law – FHWA CFLHD/WFLHD. Advisory Panel Members: Adam Schildge – FTA, AlanTurnbull – NPS RTCA, Andrew Duvall, National Science Foundation IGERT PhD student, Brandon Jutz – FWS,Candace Rutt – CDC, Diana Allen – NPS RTCA, Franz Gimmler – non-motorized consultant, Ivan Levin – Outdoor Foundation, Jane D. Wargo – HHS, Jason Martz – NPS, Jim Evans – NPS, Nathan Caldwell – FWS,Paul DeMaio – Bike Share consultant, Tokey Boswell – NPS. This project was funded by the Fish and WildlifeService Refuge Road Program.
Federal land management agencies are exploring how bicycle programs can provide employees and visitorswith more travel choices, while working toward their environmental, public health and sustainability goals. Thisreport explores three options for making bicycles more readily available in Federal lands: public bicycle sharing
programs, bicycle rental operations and employee bicycle eets.
Bicycle sharing programs are a form of public transportation, supplying bikes for short-term use through a
network of automated bike parking stations. Bike rental programs are typically for-prot businesses that rent bikes for recreational use for a few hours up to several days. Employee eets make bikes available to individuals
associated with an organization to use for work, errands and/or recreation, usually at no cost.This report builds on previous work from The Guide to Promoting Bicycling on Federal Lands (FHWA, 2008a),
which sought to raise awareness of the environmental, public health and resource management benets of
bicycling. This report presents various methods to make bikes more available in Federal lands through bike
sharing programs, rentals and employee eets. This report explores how elements of successful bike programs
may be adapted for Federal lands settings.
17. Key Words
BICYCLE SHARING, BIKE RENTALS,EMPLOYEE BIKE FLEETS, ALTERNATIVETRANSPORTATION, FEDERAL LANDS, MULTI-MODAL
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