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Bikeshare Continuing to Kick Ass (When You Can Get a Bike)

by Prince Of Petworth May 22, 2013 at 12:45 pm 55 Comments

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From DDOT:

Today Capital Bikeshare released two new reports that provide detailed information on how members are utilizing the system, the types of trips they make and the overall impact of the program on the members’ health. The reports analyze two surveys that were administered in the fall of 2012 and received over 6,800 responses combined.

The 2013 Capital Bikeshare Member Survey Report focuses on travel behavior patterns; including types of trips made, reasons for joining, demographic information, driving miles reduced and the effect on patronage of local businesses.

The second report, Health Implications of the Capital Bikeshare Program focuses on how Capital Bikeshare affects the health of members.

The full reports can be found here.

Some of the highlights of the reports include:

Capital Bikeshare members saved an average of about $800 annually on travel
80 percent of respondents said they are more likely to patronize a bikeshare accessible establishment
50 percent said they drive a car less often since joining Capital Bikeshare
31.5 percent reported reduced stress as a result of using Capital Bikeshare
20.6 percent reported increased aerobic capacity

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