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BIKES AND TRANSIT SANDY FRY CRCOG (HARTFORD, CT) Westchester Bike Summit 2010
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  • 1. BIKES AND TRANSIT SANDY FRY CRCOG (HARTFORD, CT) Westchester Bike Summit 2010
  • 2.
  • 3. Bikes and Transit: WHY??
    • Expand the reach of transit networks
      • Especially to low density areas
      • Improve access to the economy for low income workers
      • Can improve accessibility on both trip ends
    • Expand Park n Ride capacity
  • 4. Three Essentials for Coordination
    • Getting to the stop
      • Local access paths
    • Bike parking at the stop
    • Bikes on Buses
  • 5. Experience in Connecticut
    • Philosophy:
      • Outfit the entire fleet
      • Coordinate with major fleet replacement
    • Timeframe:
      • Stamford: September 2001
      • New Haven: September 2004
      • Hartford: November 2007
      • New Britain: April 2010
  • 6. Installing Racks
    • New buses are ordered with racks
    • Retrofits of older buses:
      • Cost of rack ~$800
      • Installation time: 4 to 8 hours
      • Requires correct mounting bracket for the bus model
  • 7. The Racks
    • New Haven and Stamford: all stainless racks
    • Hartford: some plastic
  • 8. The Racks
    • Easy to use
  • 9. Rack Usage in Connecticut
  • 10. Issues with Racks
    • The racks decrease indoor storage capacity
      • Add about 1 foot to bus length
    • The plastic racks created problems for bus washer
    • Occasional abandoned bike
    • A fender bender will frequently require full rack replacement
  • 11. Benefits of Program
    • Convenience for bike commuters
      • Mechanical difficulties
      • Rainy day
      • Park n ride
    • Access for low income individuals
    • Improved transit accessibility in low density areas
    • GOODWILL!
  • 12.

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