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Bike Share Along the Wasatch Front
Railvolution– October 28, 2015
Jennifer McGrath, Utah Transit Authority
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UTA : Region, Agency and Service
o  Serves	
  2	
  MPOs	
  
•  Wasatch	
  Front	
  Regional	
  Council	
  
(WFRC)	
  &	
...
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UTA : Recent Capital Expansion
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Why?
A Blueprint for UTA’s Future
Bike	
  Share	
  Regionaliza0on	
  Supports	
  UTA	
  Board	
  
Goals	
  
•  Develop	
...
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Why?
First/Last Mile Strategy Recommendations
•  Way-finding and Information
•  Bicycle Network Improvements
•  Pedestri...
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GREENbike
Annual Survey
Results
•  62% are more likely to use other
public transit because of
GREENbike
•  79% said that...
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GREENbike Ridership Growth
2013 to 2014 Growth
•  87% system expansion resulted in ridership increases of 184%
2014 to 2...
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GREENbike Regionalization Study
•  Driven by other stakeholders including the
mayors of Provo and Ogden
•  Determine goa...
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GREENbike &
Transit Passes
Additional UTA/GREENbike Efforts
•  UTA	
  is	
  partnering	
  with	
  the	
  VOLPE	
  
Ins>t...
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THANK YOU!!!
Jennifer K. McGrath, Strategic Planner III
Utah Transit Authority, 801.237.1998
jmcgrath@rideuta.com
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Sharing the Road, Sharing the Bike by Jennifer McGrath

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Has bike share come up in planning as a solution to your first- and last-mile gaps? As a mode of transportation? Or just the latest thing? Hear what it takes to be bike-share ready and learn from two of the nation's more successful programs. Lessons learned? Nuances of multijurisdictional programs? Bike share as part of a larger transportation network? Ready or not? Find the answers here!

Moderator: Laura Cornejo, Director, Transit Corridors & Active Transportation, Metro, Los Angeles, California
Cara Ferrentio, Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Matt Benjamin, Principal, Fehr and Peers, Los Angeles, California
Jennifer McGrath, Strategic Planner III, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Sharing the Road, Sharing the Bike by Jennifer McGrath

  1. 1. 1 Bike Share Along the Wasatch Front Railvolution– October 28, 2015 Jennifer McGrath, Utah Transit Authority
  2. 2. 2 UTA : Region, Agency and Service o  Serves  2  MPOs   •  Wasatch  Front  Regional  Council   (WFRC)  &  Mountainland   Associa>on  of  Governments   (MAG)   •   More  than  85%  of  the  total   popula>on  of  Utah  live  along  the   Wasatch  Front   o  More  than  1  million  people  will  be   added  to  our  region  by  2040     o  (current  popula>on  2.2  million)     o  Vehicle  miles  traveled  are  an>cipated   to  increase  by  70%  and  average   weekly  delays  will  increase  by  120%   o  Geographically  constrained  landscape   limits  construc>on  of  more  roadways   o  Fixed  Fleet  Service   •  105  Bus  Routes;  16  Flex-­‐Bus   Routes;  6,250  Ac>ve  Bus  Stops   •  478  Buses   o  Light  Rail/  Street  Car   •  4  Lines;  46.8  Miles  of  Track;  58   Sta>ons;  114  TRAX  Vehicles   o  Commuter  Rail   •  89  Miles  of  Track;  15  Sta>ons;   18  Locomo>ves;  53  Passenger   Cars   o  Paratransit  and  Vanpool   o  11  Office/Opera>ons  Facili>es  and   more  than  2,400  acres  of  property   o  Wasatch  Front  Service  Area   o  7  Coun>es;  85  Ci>es;  1,400  Sq.   Miles;  100  Miles  in  length  
  3. 3. 3 UTA : Recent Capital Expansion
  4. 4. 4 Why? A Blueprint for UTA’s Future Bike  Share  Regionaliza0on  Supports  UTA  Board   Goals   •  Develop  recommenda>ons  for  a  comprehensive   First/Last  Mile  Strategy  by  2014   •  Increased  Ridership  Goals   •  Support  2015  Customer  and  Stakeholder   Sa>sfac>on  Goal   •  Customer and Stakeholder Satisfaction Goal
  5. 5. 5 Why? First/Last Mile Strategy Recommendations •  Way-finding and Information •  Bicycle Network Improvements •  Pedestrian Network Improvement •  Bike Share Stations •  Car Share Stations •  Access Connections •  Crossing Treatments •  Rail and Bus Stop Enhancements •  Shuttles (including current UTA shuttle programs - Van pool, Vanpool Shuttles, Ridevan Plus) •  Bike Share Stations
  6. 6. 6 GREENbike Annual Survey Results •  62% are more likely to use other public transit because of GREENbike •  79% said that the GREENbike inspired them to take FEWER trips in their personal vehicle •  96% said GREENbike is an enhancement to public transit. Connection to Transit
  7. 7. 7 GREENbike Ridership Growth 2013 to 2014 Growth •  87% system expansion resulted in ridership increases of 184% 2014 to 2015 Growth •  220% system expansion resulted in ridership increases of almost 300%
  8. 8. 8 GREENbike Regionalization Study •  Driven by other stakeholders including the mayors of Provo and Ogden •  Determine goals and desired outcomes for a regional bike sharing system •  Assess pros and cons of potential governance structures and their policy implications •  Provide a governance structure recommendation for our region GREENbike:  Access  Across  the  Region  
  9. 9. 9 GREENbike & Transit Passes Additional UTA/GREENbike Efforts •  UTA  is  partnering  with  the  VOLPE   Ins>tute  and  GREENbike  to  produce  a   proof-­‐of-­‐concept  pilot  to  test  a  joint   EFC/GREENbike  card  (payment   integra>on)    
  10. 10. 10 THANK YOU!!! Jennifer K. McGrath, Strategic Planner III Utah Transit Authority, 801.237.1998 jmcgrath@rideuta.com

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