It is time to begin using the bicycle as a basic part of the transportation system of the United State. The need for improved public transportation is increasing daily. Because of time delays and funding limitations only a small part of this need can be met by completely new systems and guideways within the next 10 years. With a number of inexpensive changes the capabilities of the bicycle for short trips can be combined with those of existing (or new) public transit systems for longer trips. If a bicycle could be taken aboard public rapid transit, the speed,comfort, and safety of the transit vehicle could be combined with the versatility, energy efficiency, and door-to-door convenience of the bicycle. A car would then be necessary only for some trips, and the need for more than one car per family would be reduced. In this work the facilities and hardware needed for carrying bicycles on buses, planes, trains, and ships are discussed. Results of a bicycle-bus-trailer transportation study sponsored by the California Department of Transportation are presented, including demand analysis, prototype hardware, and operational experience. /Author/

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    • This paper appears in Dual Mode Transportation, which is a publication containing the proceedings of a conference conducted by the Transportation Research Board, May 29-31, 1974.Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    • Eggleston, David M
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00149234
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  • Created Date: Mar 15 1981 12:00AM