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TA Poll: Majority of Citi Bike Users Want Protected Car-Free Bike Lanes
Posted By Brad Aaron On October 17, 2013 @ 4:00 pm In Bicycling,Bike Sharing,Transportation Alternatives | 4 Comments
In the latest issue of “StreetBeat ,” Transportation Alternatives shares the results of the first in a series of online “flash polls” of Citi Bike riders. The polls are intended to gauge how members use the system, and how they’d like to see Citi Bike, and city streets, made better. Over 2,200 people responded to the first poll, TA reports.
“The idea is to continue to dig into the issues that are coming up for folks,” says TA spokesperson Brian Zumhagen.
Here are the findings of the first poll:
Issues like keeping stations balanced and program expansion are indicators of bike-share’s popularity. Survey responses also point to the city’s obligation to create and maintain a safe environment for cycling, through engineering and traffic enforcement.
As Citi Bike approaches 100,000 members  after five months of operation, DOT is set to release its own survey  of approximately 1,000 users, which will examine how bike-share has changed travel behaviors. The Department of Health is conducting a long-term study on effects of the program on members’ health.
In the meantime, Citi Bike users can take TA’s Flash Poll #2 , which “delves into solutions to the problems Citi Bike riders identified as most critical.” A third poll will be posted before year’s end, Zumhagen says, and will be followed by a summary report.
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 StreetBeat: http://www.transalt.org/files/news/streetbeat/2013/Oct/1017.html
 approaches 100,000 members: http://www.citibikenyc.com/system-data
 set to release its own survey: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/09/18/after-100-days-architects-of-citi-bike-success-take-stock-of-nyc-bike-share/
 Flash Poll #2: https://secure3.convio.net/ta/site/SSurvey;jsessionid=5677BB727A24A40AF526479E3A0FC63B.app366b?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=6460&pw_id=2341&autologin=true&utm_source=transalt.org-streetbeat-Oct172013&utm_medium=web&utm_content=version1&utm_campaign=2013ADVO%20Citi%20Bike
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