PUBLICATION

MNTRC Report 12-64

Research ReportFeasibility Study of a Campus-Based Bikesharing Program at UNLV (PDF 4MB)

Principal Investigator: Hualiang (Harry) Teng, Ph.D.

ABSTRACT

Bikesharing systems have been deployed worldwide as a transportation demand management strategy to encourage active modes and reduce single-occupant vehicle travel. These systems have been deployed at universities, both as part of a city program or as a stand-alone system, to serve for trips to work, as well as trips on campus. The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTCSNV) has built a public bikesharing system in downtown Las Vegas, approximately five miles from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). This study analyzes the feasibility of a campus-based bikesharing program at UNLV. Through a review of the literature, survey of UNLV students and staff, and field observations and analysis of potential bikeshare station locations, the authors determined that a bikesharing program is feasible at UNLV.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Hualiang (Harry) Teng, Ph.D.

Dr. Hualiang (Harry) Teng, an associate professor in transportation engineering at UNLV, has about 30 years of research and education experience in transportation engineering and management. He graduated from China’s Beijing Jiaotong University with his BS and MS degrees in railroad engineering and management. He has a second MS degree in railroad operations from West Virginia University, and a PhD in civil engineering from Purdue University. In addition to UNLV, he has taught at Beijing Jiaotong University, Polytechnic University of New York and the University of Virginia (UVA), and he served as associate director for the Center for Transportation Studies at UVA.

Dr. Teng initiated and leads UNLV’s railroad, high-speed rail and transit program, and he developed its railroad curriculum and certificate program. He oversees UNLV’s Transit UTC, for which he has been involved in research with federal and local agencies and organized distinguished seminars. In addition, he is the advisor for the university’s American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) student chapter.

Dr. Teng, who is active in railroad professional activities, also is interested in intelligent transportation systems, infrastructure maintenance, air quality analysis, freight transportation, safety, and demand forecasting. So far, he has published about 40 peer-reviewed technical papers.

Boniphace Kutela

Boniphace Kutela is a graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction at UNLV. He obtained his master’s degree from Tennessee State University, and his bachelor’s degree in civil and structural engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. In addition, he has authored technical papers that have been published in professional journals and presented at conferences.

Eneliko Mulokozi

Eneliko Mulokozi is a graduate student in UNLV’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction. He earned his master’s degree in civil engineering from UNLV, and his BS from the University of Dar es salaam in Tanzania. In addition, he has authored technical papers that have been published in professional journals and presented at conferences.

Yang Jiao

Yang Jiao is a graduate student in UNLV’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction. He graduated from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications with his BS degree.

Bingyi Hu, Ph.D.

Bingyi Hu is an associate professor in the School of Computer Science at Beijing Jiaotong University in China. He obtained his PhD degree from Tsinghua University. Dr. Hu has been working in the chief engineer’s office of the Xi’an Railway Bureau for more than one year, and has developed a railway information network to improve the exchange of information among departments. His research interests include information sharing and network construction. In addition, Dr. Hu is also interested in device design and development. He has designed more than 10 devices/systems and holds more than 30 patents in China. These designs are related to medical instruments and monitoring devices for railway systems. He was a visiting scholar when he was involved in this study.

Haiqing Li

Haiqing Li is an associate professor in the Transportation Institute of Inner Mongolia University. She obtained her MS from Wu Han University of Technology and her BS from Chang’an University. She was a visiting scholar when she was involved in this study.

TECHNICAL

Authors: Hualiang (Harry) Teng, PhD, Boniphace Kutela, Eneliko Mulokozi, Bingyi Hu, PhD, Yang Jiao, and Haiqing Li
Published: July 2017
Keywords: Bicycle sharing, bike sharing, nonmotorized transportation, active transportation, bicycle travel