Should Bike Sharing Address Only The First and Last Mile?
This article by Peter Smith, Should bike sharing address only “the first and last mile problem”? challenges some of the conventional thoughts and models that urban bike shares are designed around. In most cases, bike sharing is built around short trips to and from mass transit, or short trips within a relatively small area.
Bike sharing should be as useful to a transportation system — to a city — as it can possibly be, and that means we should use it for short trips, long trips, medium trips, extremely long trips, work trips, pleasure trips, exercise trips, and every possible reason under the sun, imagined and otherwise.
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