Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Capital Bikeshare - Less Driving, Money Saved

The Washington, D.C. region's Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) service released the third-party analysis of its 2011 member survey yesterday and it has some impressive results. Analysis shows that members save an average of $891 per year and collectively reduce their driving miles by 5 million annually.
Other highlights include:
  • 83% of respondents said they were more likely to patronize a business that was CaBi-accessible
  • 82% of respondents reported increased bike use since joining Capital Bikeshare and 70% said CaBi was an important reason for this
  • CaBi was a major or main factor for 56% who reduced car use
Over 5,000 CaBi annual members responded to the survey questionnaire during November - December 2011. The survey and executive report have been made available by Arlington County and Washington, D.C., which administer the bike transit service.

1 comment:

kaszeta said...

Nice. Having first used CaBi as a tourist in June 2011, and then again this year, CaBi has come a long ways, and the additional stations have really made for a system that's viable both as a supplement and a replacement for other transit means.