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Rack ‘Em Up!!. Project by Walt Staton May 7, 2003 For A. Curtis’s GIS class. A brief look at bike racks on LSU’s campus. Overview…. Currently, LSU has a little over 100 bike racks on campus On an average day, there are about 350 bikes on campus

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Rack ‘Em Up!!

Project by Walt Staton

May 7, 2003

For A. Curtis’s GIS class

A brief look at bike racks on LSU’s campus


Overview…

  • Currently, LSU has a little over 100 bike racks on campus

  • On an average day, there are about 350 bikes on campus

  • According to the Master Plan, 11% of students ride their bikes now

  • If bike lanes were created, 36% of students said they would begin to ride a bike to school

Are there enough racks?

Are they in the right places?


Where are they now?

Pentagon

Bike Rack Locations

0 – 10 bikes

11 – 20 bikes

21 – 40 bikes

Library

Union

CEBA


Bikes not on racks

Library

Coates

17 bikes on the rail

Lockett

Quad

Union

Un-racked bikes

Design

1 - 4 bikes

5 - 9 bikes

10 - 20 bikes


Racks with no bikes

Bikeless racks


Campus bike density

Where there’s bikes, there’s students


Bike rack density

Where there’s racks, there’s not necessarily bikes…


Bike rack density

Do the densities for bikes and racks correlate?

Upper Quad

Rack density

Upper Quad

CEBA

Bike density

CEBA


Library

Coates

Union

Design

CEBA

Are they properly located?

It’s best if the rack is within 30 seconds walking-distance from the rider’s destination (about 35 meters)

30 second walk

60 second walk

Out of 30-second range


More bikers!

According to the campus master plan, there should be a 327% increase in bike riders if bike paths are created.


Bikes per Rack with increase

Racks can hold 10 - 12 bikes each, if properly placed

- When put against a wall, a rack can only hold 7-8

8 bikes per rack is a desirable target

- Allows for unexpected peaks in use


Future problem spots

More than 8 bikes per rack


Needy areas

Lockett - Allen - Library

Coates - Union

Dark blue area shows high proportion of bikes to racks

CEBA


Relocating racks

Add 5+ racks

Add 1 - 4 racks

No change

Remove racks


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