Monthly Archives: September 2011

Visit to Capital Bikeshare Warehouse

Yesterday evening our class visited Capital Bikeshare’s warehouse in DC. Eric Gilliland from Alta Planning gave us a short tour of the warehouse and answered all of our questions.  This information will help us organize our case studies about bike … Continue reading

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Second Day of Collecting Surveys

Today was our second day of collecting surveys. There seemed to be fewer one-day and five-day CaBi members on the road today than yesterday. However, we are happy that it did not rain.  Today we covered five CaBi stations: 10th … Continue reading

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First Surveys are in

Our first day of data collection went very well.  We covered three stations today: 10th & Constitution, 12th & Independence, and Dupont Circle.  The weather was decent (no rain) and most one-day or five-day bikeshare users were willing to answer … Continue reading

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First Weekend of Intercept Surveys

This morning IRB approved our survey protocol and intercept survey. This means we are ‘good to go’!  Over the two coming weekends Virginia Tech graduate students will be at key CaBi stations to collect data about ‘short term’ bikshare users.  … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions

Throughout the week the class has been working on how to narrow down, reorder, and modify our Capital Bikeshare intercept survey questions.  Where we had started with well over 50 question “concepts,” we are narrowing the pool down to approximately 15 … Continue reading

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Intercept Survey Task Plan

Throughout the last week, a group collaborated on drafting a task plan focusing on the creation, implementation, and analysis of an intercept survey given to targeted users of CaBi. The survey will target daily CaBi users to obtain socio-demographic data, daily users perception … Continue reading

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Sept 8 Update on best-practices benchmarking

In the past week, a group collaborated on creating a draft task list for gathering best practices in effectively operating public bikeshare systems worldwide.  This step-by-step task list includes identification of open issues (such as the need to identify any languages where … Continue reading

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