Bike-Share Station Local Economic Activity Study

Organization: University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Year: 2011

Amount: 7500

Status: Project complete

Type: Research

Address: Minneapolis, MN

 

This study will analyze the impact of Nice Ride station usage levels on local consumer-oriented business activity. With the help of this $7,500 grant, University of Minnesota researchers will survey and interview businesses within a quarter-mile of selected stations for information about changes in sales and in the number and type of customer visits. They will also include questions in the Nice Ride subscriber survey about expenditures and use of the bike share system. The data will help the team evaluate bike share station impact on local businesses and, more broadly, in the Twin Cities area.