Bike share equity in Boston, a work in progress

“The absolute first step in having an equitable bike-share system is that there has to be access to the system. So there has to be bike-share stations in underserved communities,” McNeil added. Rutgers professor and transportation researcher Charles T. Brown agrees, adding that even after a city begins adding bike-share equipment, more work is needed […]

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Bike-Share Still Has a Race Problem

Charles Brown, a transportation expert at Rutgers University, says that one reason the programs have struggled to reach minorities is that minority groups have different traditions, languages and cultures but seem to be treated as one large entity by bike-share programs. “Part of the problem is bike-share companies don’t see individuals,” Brown says. “They haven’t […]

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Blou students meet Sadik-Khan at TRB meeting in Washington, DC

Bloustein MCRP students focused on transportation attended the 92nd Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting in Washington, D.C. January 13-17, 2013. The students attended presentations, poster sessions and meetings related to technology, design, and policy research around all forms of transportation.  The students were fortunate to meet Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, who […]

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