As of April 18, 2018 the University of Kansas (KU) has bike share. The City signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Veoride to implement bike share in Lawrence following the agreement that KU established with Veoride. Bike share is a one‐year pilot program at no cost to the City or KU. The bikes can be parked in specific geofenced locations and unlocked using a phone app.
The Lawrence-Douglas County MPO engaged Toole Design Group (TDG) to assist the MPO in exploring options for a bike share program in Lawrence, Kansas. The feasibility study provides an overview of what a bike share system could look like in terms of its users, its size, phasing, and cost, as well as providing financial estimates for capital purchases and operating costs.
The plan includes:
- An analysis of current industry trends
- An analysis of community
- Public and stakeholder outreach
- An analysis of feasibility
- System planning
- A recommended governance structure
- A financial analysis
The study was completed in December 2016.
- Bike Share Feasibility Study (Approved by the MPO Policy Board on March 16, 2017)
- Appendix A – Full Survey Results
- Final Bikeshare Presentation