Bikes and Transit Resources
Photos from Bikes and Transit on Flickr.
- Jarrett Walker, Human Transit – consultant
- Mia Birk, Joyride – consultant
- Richard Masoner, Cyclelicious – author and frequent bike & transit user
- Jonathan Maus, BikePortland.org – author and critic
Papers and Studies
- Bike-Transit Integration in North America,” Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2009, pp. 79-104 (with Ralph Buehler). Download PDF.
Bicycling Access and Egress to Transit: Informing the Possibilities, by Mineta Transportation Institute. Download PDF. Via BikePortland, their summary:
Researchers analyzed existing practices and oversaw focus groups in five communities; Boulder/Denver, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Ithaca, New York; Portland, Oregon; and Santa Clara County, California.
Specifically, they broke down bike/transit integration approaches to four methods:
- “Bike on transit” (transporting the owner’s bicycle aboard â€“ inside or outside â€“ the transit vehicle),
- “Bike to transit” (using and parking the owner’s bicycle at a transit access location),
- “Shared bike” (sharing a bicycle, which would be based at either the transit access or egress point),
- “Two bikes” (using an owner’s two bicycles at the access and egress location).
In terms of cost-effectiveness, the study found that “bikes on transit” ranked best overall.