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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?

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      Bikes not on racks


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    Lockett                    Quad                #             17 bikes on the rail
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                      Racks with no bikes

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              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
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                   Are they properly located?
         Library                           It’s best if the rack is
                          Coates           within 30 seconds walking-
                                           distance from the rider’s
                                   Union
                                           destination (about 35
                                           meters)



Design                                           30 second walk

                                                 60 second walk

                                                 Out of 30-second range
         CEBA
                    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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