Sara prompts a question about who bike share users are and how they may differ from what advocates traditionally think of as “bicyclists.” Her research into profiles of bike share users in Washington, DC provides some insight, but Kyle complicates matters by questioning how dockless bike share may be creating an entirely new user base that cities, bike retailers, and bike share operators may not be fully prepared for. Sara features her interview with Morgan Ramaker, Executive Director of Madison BCycle and Director of Operations for BCycle LLC. Sara and Morgan discuss the varied nature of bike share users in Madison and how survey and demographic data provide a framework for tailoring programs and operations for bike share systems across the country.
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