An Action Plan for the University of Delaware and City of Newark
This Report and Action Plan concludes that a bikeshare program is feasible for the City of Newark and University of Delaware, but that such a program will likely not be successful without appropriate bicycle infrastructure. The infrastructure plays a critical role in ensuring the safety of cyclists—most notably with segregated bike lanes—which, in turn, encourages people to choose to cycle. With a bike network completed in phases, starting with the inner-most roads in Newark and then gradually expanding outward and into neighborhoods, a bikeshare program with docking stations can be deployed to further promote cycling and all its associated benefits. Ultimately, changes in infrastructure and culture to promote cycling are essential in supporting the broader transition in the U.S. to a low-carbon economy and to aid the City of Newark and University of Delaware in becoming more sustainable.