Where would Dayton put Bike share stations?

Playing around with Google maps, I put together a phase 1 implementation for the Dayton Bcycle project.

Keys were places with large numbers of people who probably drove there (major employers), destinations for eating, entertainment, access to bikeways, event venues, places where young people congregate.

It’s far from perfect, but, it gives a starting point for analyzing what we would need, and where.


View BCycle Dayton phase 1 in a larger map

Afterthought, maybe should show what a bike share station looks like:

A Bstation for Bcycles

A Bstation for Bcycles

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6 Responses

  1. Donald Phillilps June 16, 2009 / 11:05 am
    This reminds me of some of the freshman conceptional art projects I saw back in my art school days.
  2. David Esrati June 16, 2009 / 1:20 pm

    @David L- done. Thanks for sending the link properly.

  3. Joe Gauder June 17, 2009 / 9:31 am
    I think a couple things to consider when placing these points of interests are parking space. If someone to come from the surrounding communities would need to find parking close to the bike hub. That should be a good indicator for hot spots. Any of the parks in the metro area: Island, Deeds, Riverscape, Eastwood, Veterans Parkway.

    Also, access to the bike paths would be beneficial, at least in the short run, once the bike lanes are added in after the reconstruction of downtown roadways. Definitely see more potential along those routes too.

  4. David Esrati June 17, 2009 / 9:40 am

    Hi Joe, considering that these aren’t really long distance ride bikes (they weigh about 35lbs and have 3 gears) they aren’t for serious cyclists. The bikeway would have stations- but, the key benefit to “hotspots” is that there will now be wayfinding on the stations- and enough of them, that you don’t feel obligated to ride forever, but stop often and smell the roses.
    If you have suggestions for the map- make your own map- send it to me, and I can integrate them.

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