Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Safe bike riding class

The Knoxville Region Transportation Planning Organization is hosting a safe bike riding class next week. It is highly recommended that you attend this, particularly if you are one of our users. Here's the info.

Join us for a bike ride and a class on riding in traffic all in one!

Ride Smart class
Tues, Oct. 11
5:45 p.m.

Meet on the south (walkway) side of Hodges Library. Bring your bike and a helmet. You may want your headlight as well considering it gets dark early these days.

Kelley Segars
Principal Planner
Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization
400 Main St, Suite 403
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 215- 3815

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Seeking Volunteers!

We're seeking volunteers to participate in the pilot test. Sign up as a volunteer at www.cycleushare.com, on the volunteer tab. The pilot will be open to a relatively small number of people who will use the system as we monitor the system performance and use. There will be a number of requirements, including consistent use of the system over several months--we want to users to highly utilize the system. The pilot test is open to all students, faculty, and staff; particularly those with easy access to the system. There will be two stations, one at Presidential Court and one on Ag Campus. There will be NO cost for users, but you will be required to go through an orientation, allow us to monitor your use, and participate in activities of the research project. We are nearing the full launch of the system, with a few programming tasks to finish. Sign up right away as slots are filling fast.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

E-Bike share taking shape during earth month

We have made significant (visible) progress in the past couple of weeks, pushing forward with assembling the hardware and wiring. We have a finished five-bike rack (with the exception of the ramp to step up to the platform, a mostly-complete kiosk, and some control software finished. A couple of hiccups on bike alignment etc, but nothing we can't handle. We are pushing hard to have this out in the real-world in the next couple of weeks, hoping to run it through the ropes with some actual beta-testers and learn some things before we go to work on the second station. Keep an eye out on UT campus and fill in the volunteer form on the website (cycleushare.com) if you are in the UT community and would like to be one of our early testers.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Light Electric Vehicle Research

I'm working on an EPA-funded project looking at technical and demand feasibility of light EV's, particularly this cool three-wheeler. There are a number of objectives, technical and qualitative, but the question is: Is there a class of vehicle that meets our mobility, comfort, and safety needs that doesn't impose such a tax on natural resources or the environment? If there is, would anyone buy it? Take this survey and help out:


Monday, January 24, 2011

Cycleushare at TRB

Brief post. Cycleushare is getting some exposure at a couple of events at TRB. Check out what we're doing at the Emerging Technologies Subcommittee meeting and also at the bicycle planning and policy poster session (Monday 7:30-9:30pm at Hilton).

Saturday, January 15, 2011