Developing bikeways on Angelo State University campus and connections to the city
Knappe, Christopher B.
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Everyday people ride their bikes to work or school, and many of these people have to commute on the busy streets during rush hour traffic simply because there are no designated areas for people to ride. Many roadways in cities are being widened to accommodate more vehicular traffic, while less emphasis is placed on portions of the road for bicycle travel. If this trend continues, people who utilize a bicycle will start to become a thing of the past. Not only is riding a bicycle good for your health, it is an extremely economic means of transportation. Today, more and more young people (college age) are overweight and are experiencing health issues, due to lack of exercise. Many colleges around the country are trying to increase enrollment numbers, meaning that there will be more students driving their cars to and from campus. Two universities attempting to combat the vehicle domination are The University of Georgia and The Arizona State University. By researching their bicycle master plans, campus bike sharing programs, and looking at the different amenities they offer on campus, is a great example of how campuses across the country can become more pedestrian friendly. Angelo State University is a campus that does not fall into this pedestrian friendly category. This thesis was used to gather information from students and faculty about their thoughts and feelings on riding to campus as well as bicycle usage on campus to help increase pedestrian friendly trends. This study also examines the streets that people use to ride to campus. Without first knowing where the people ride, how can one determine the best solution to propose useful bikeways?