June 27, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EDT)

Communities around the country are interested in investing in bike share programs to meet a number of transportation and development objectives.  While all systems provide a fleet of bicycles for short term use in a defined geographic area, each is comprised of a unique combination of system goals, business models, technologies, and operational arrangements.  This webcast will provide an overview of the various planning and physical considerations involved in bike share system planning and management based on practical experience with systems in the planning, start up, and expansion stages. Download a PDF copy of the presentation.

Presenter: Lucas Cruse, AICP is a Research Associate at USF-CUTR.  Prior to joining CUTR, Lucas was Senior Planner at Toole Design Group in Maryland where he assisted the City of Alexandria, Virginia plan for the expansion of Capital Bikeshare to their jurisdiction, and participated in overall system management. Lucas has coordinated numerous transportation engineering and land-use planning projects in the public and private sectors. Lucas’s experience includes bicycle master plans, roadway and trail design, bike share program development and management, transit access studies, development review case management, MPO program coordination, Safe Routes to School plans, and establishing access to a new National Park Service unit as a National Park Transportation Scholar.  Lucas holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning  as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



AICP Status

AICP-CM credit is not available for this CUTR webcast recording.


  1. Wish more communities adopted this program. It will have a positive impact on our citizens staying in shape, while also saving duplication of resources, which is ultimately good for mother earth.

  2. I am glad that so many places are beginning to take part in a bike share program and that more people step forward in their community. It is something every city needs, especially if traffic conditions are rough during rush hours.

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