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Stony Brook University’s Bike Share Program Experiences Tuesday, September 17, 2013 SUNY Sustainability Conference James O’Connor, Director of Sustainability.

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1 Stony Brook University’s Bike Share Program Experiences Tuesday, September 17, 2013 SUNY Sustainability Conference James O’Connor, Director of Sustainability & Transportation Operations Greg Monaco, Sustainability Coordinator

2 Bike SBU Agenda Introduction – University At A Glance Bike Share Experiences SBU Wolf Ride Student Reception Questions & Feedback

3 Bike SBU Introduction – University At A Glance Fast Facts 206 Total Buildings 1,454 Acres ~24,800+ Total Students ~18,700+ Faculty/Staff/Affiliates Over 1,100 Laboratories Stony Brook Medicine University Hospital Health Sciences Center LI State Veterans Homes Research & Development Park

4 Bike SBU Bike Share Experiences SBU’s Original “Bike Share” In April 2011, Bike Share Introduced To SBU Community Via Press Release 30 Bikes Available, Solution Used Existing Bike Racks Students Paid $15 Participation Fee & $15 Refundable Deposit at Bursar Paid Students Visited Facilities Building - Viewed Safety Video & Completed Form - Received Helmet, Bike Lock & Bicycle “Per Semester” Bike Sharing Service – Bikes Used to Travel On & Off Campus Required Staff FTE: FTE: Sustainability Coordinator (operations) FTE: Bursar Clerk (payments/receipts)

5 Bike SBU Bike Share Experiences SBU’s Original “Bike Share” Positives - Affordable Bike Share System 0.5 FTE Staff Time & Bike Expenses - Minimal Infrastructure Impact - Scale: Start Off Small (~20 Bikes) - If Possible, Invest In A Quality Bike Negatives - Student Participation (System Access & Fees) - Bike Quality & Bike Lock Issues - Existing Bike Rack Utilization - Per Semester Use (Model Not As Efficient) - Solution Not Scalable to University Center

6 Bike SBU Bike Share Experiences SBU Bike Share “Crossroads” In Spring 2012 (after 1-year), Original Bikes Required Considerable Maintenance Community Requested More Share Bikes, Better Locks & Bike Racks SBU Reviewed Available Bike Share Solutions Similar To SBU Parking Operations, Focus On Municipality-Type Solutions - Metered Parking Lots: Parkeon Pay Stations - Parking Garages: Federal APD Access Control Devices SBU Considered PBSC, B-Cycle, Current & In-House Solutions Recommendations Based On Student Feedback & Trans Fee Research, Student Biking Covered Under Fee Allowed SBU To Consider Municipality-Type Solutions Consulted w/Student & Advisory Groups (USG, GSO, Commuters, Residents, etc.) Evaluated Pro/Cons of Options Recommended PBSC Solution to Student Community & Decision Was Supported

7 Bike SBU SBU Wolf Ride SBU Wolf Ride In April 2013, New System Introduced To SBU Community at Earthstock Students Utilize SBU ID At Solar Powered Kiosks To Access Share Bikes “Per Use” Bike Sharing Service – Bikes Used to Travel On Campus Student Bike Use Is Free (For 1 st Hour) Faculty/Staff/Visitors Subscriptions Available for Fee

8 Bike SBU SBU Wolf Ride SBU Wolf Ride Currently Wolf Ride Has 4 Bike Stations & 48 Bikes In Spring 2014, Wolf Ride Expanding to 8 Bike Stations & 60 Bikes From April to September 2013, Used 3,600+ Times & Over 1,100+ Hours System Is A “Zero Emissions” Mode of Transportation

9 Bike SBU SBU Wolf Ride Summary Wolf Ride Similar To Other Systems On Campus - Office of Sustainability Keeps Spare Kiosk/Bike Components In Stock - System Requires 0.25 FTE Staff Staff Addresses System & Students Rotate Bikes Between Stations Student Feedback Overwhelmingly Positive (Recent Survey Ranked #1) Requests For New Stations & Additional Bikes

10 Questions Do you have questions or feedback? SBU Office of Sustainability Contact Information: Phone: (631) (631) Website: Facebook:Search “SBU Office of Sustainability” We would like to thank you for your time.


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