Measuring the Economic Impact of New York City Bike Share

Organization: Transportation Alternatives

Year: 2012

Amount: 10000

Status: Project in process

Type: Research

Address: New York City, NY


In conjunction with the rollout of New York City Bike Share in July/August 2012, Transportation Alternatives (TA) will collect before-and-after data from local businesses and conduct on-street surveys that measure the economic benefits of public bike share facilities. Our $10,000 grant will help TA compare expenditures between bicyclists and drivers, identify the types of businesses most likely to be frequented by people on bikes, measure how often bike share users visit businesses close to bike share stations, and compare the economic impact of curbside parking for different users.