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Workshop: How to Make the Bike Share Planning Process Work for Everyone

Workshop: How to Make the Bike Share Planning Process Work for Everyone

Bike share station siting is the most public aspect of the planning process and often the most politically fraught. Cities must balance creating a meaningful bike share transportation network with location-specific concerns and needs. The planning and engagement process that a city chooses to use directly impacts the type of bike share system they will have, and the public perception, and success, of that system.

This 2 ½ hour workshop explores the New York City public engagement and station siting process which successfully married the city’s large-scale transportation network needs with neighborhood-level goals and opinions. Participants will engage in a simulated bike share station siting workshop, followed by group discussion, and Q&A. The workshop will be moderated by NACTO and NYC DOT staff, and using real station siting maps and planning tools.

In addition, the workshop will cover NACTO’s new Bike Share Station Siting Guide which lays out best practices in station siting from around the U.S. Recognizing that cities have limited resources and that low-income people and people of color are disproportionately impacted by traffic violence and poor street design, the Guide shows how bike share stations can be used to further Vision Zero goals and help make street safer. All participants will receive a free copy of the Bike Share Station Siting Guide.

This training will take place during the NACTO Designing Cities conference. Attendees must register for the workshop and the conference separately.  The training will run from 10:00-12:30pm. Coffee will be provided. Note that workshop seats are limited.