# bikes by wpr1947

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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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Design
1 - 4 bikes
5 - 9 bikes
10 - 20 bikes
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?

Rack density

CEBA

Bike density
CEBA
Are they properly located?
Library                           It’s best if the rack is
Coates           within 30 seconds walking-
distance from the rider’s
Union
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