Taylor Barber, Stephanie Huel, Matthew Lomsnes, Anasha Pradhan, and Bingwen Wang
USask Bike Share
Currently on the USask Campus one must walk or supply their own wheels to get to and from classes. Walking, while still healthy and beneficial for the environment, isn’t nearly as fast as a bike. Therefore, we propose an alternative mode of travel. Our project goal is to develop a green, efficient, cost-effective and convenient bicycle sharing service for the USask campus. We want to promote healthy lifestyles and to reduce carbon emission by providing a fleet of bikes for the USask community. In a recent questionnaire we found that 73% of respondents, disregarding the individuals who did not answer this question, would be either likely or very likely to use such a service. Additionally, one of the leading reasons, other than the weather, to why the USask community does not bike more often is not having access to a bicycle. We want to fix that. Currently, the plan is to provide approximately five bikes for the U of S faculty, staff and students to use and enjoy. Students, staff, and faculty who are interested in using the USask Bike-Share program will sign up, pay a small fee for a membership, and receive the combinations for a fleet of locked bicycles. Afterwards, they may take the bike anywhere on campus that they desire. It will be that simple. Ultimately, we would like our USask Bike-Share project to be used as a pilot for a future program that will be more permanent and far-reaching.