BIKE SHARE PROGRAM

What is a Bike Share Program?

A bike is a shared transportation service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a short-term basis for a price or free. Many bike share systems allow people to borrow a bike from a "dock" and return it at another dock belonging

to the same system. 

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Individuals who live below the poverty level generally can’t afford many basic human services. They may not own a personal vehicle which presents challenges to meeting daily transportation needs. In the state of Ohio, 15.4% of the total population is below the federal poverty level. In Jefferson County, 11,208 individuals are below the poverty level, accounting for 17.2% of the population. Connecting these individuals to employment opportunities with more transportation options will help strengthen the local economy.

This information according to Jefferson County Coordinated Public Transit/Human Services Transportation Plan 2018-2021

Jefferson County has a total of 27,776 occupied housing units; of this total, 19,339 are owner-occupied. There are only 5%, or 967 owner-occupied housing units, that currently do not own a personal vehicle. Most of the owner-occupied homes, 42%, have at least two vehicles available. The 967 owner-occupied housing units that don’t own a personal vehicle would benefit from more readily available transit and human services transportation options.

This information according to Jefferson County Coordinated Public Transit/Human Services Transportation Plan 2018-2021

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