Can Increased Nice Ride Utilization Solve UMN Parking Challenges?

Over the past 2 years, it has become increasingly difficult for off-campus students to find parking at the University of Minnesota. The Facilities Management Services committee on Student Transportion has has begun investigating potential root causes and aligned solutions. One potential solution is increasing utilization of existing Nice Ride bicycle sharing services on and near campus.

In order to make sound decisions about whether this is a viable solution, we have leveraged existing public data from Nice Ride Minnesota as well as the City of Minneapolis Database on Traffic Accidents involving bicycles. The following visualizations are designed to help you, the committee members to make sound decisions that will impact the experience and safety of our students.