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Old 07-31-12, 08:01 PM   #26
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Hi, my name is Josh Forrest and I am an Honours Student at the University of Queensland in Australia and am completing a degree in Regional and Town Planning. As part of the Honours program, I am conducting thesis research to understand the relationships between perception and Public Bikeshare Program (PBS) adoption patterns. Specifically, researching what and how perception variables affect PBS demand between different cycling and PBS user/non-user groups.

As this site has a direct correlation to my topic, could you please complete this survey. It would be much appreciated and help us understand how we can improve the public perception towards Bikeshare Programs.

Survey link: http://publicbikeshare.weebly.com/

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Hi Josh,
I have completed your survey and will post your link on our Bike Share program Facebook page. I can't provide too much information as our Bike Share program is still in the development stage. So far, we have repaired about 40 of the 300 bikes we have on hand. We can't really promote the program until we have enough bikes ready to meet demand. Good luck with your research!
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Excuse the hackneyed phrase, but this appears to be a real "win-win" situation. You learn to wrench and simultaneously perform a valuable service for people in the area.

I'm learning to wrench on my own from books and occasional trips to my preferred LBS where the owner/mechanic is happy to let me watch and provide tips on wrenching. Having the LBS mechanics right there while the work is happening will provide an opportunity to learn quickly and avoid some of the pitfalls of the do-it-yourself method.

Well done, Miss K!
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Old 07-31-12, 09:04 PM   #28
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Excuse the hackneyed phrase, but this appears to be a real "win-win" situation. You learn to wrench and simultaneously perform a valuable service for people in the area.

I'm learning to wrench on my own from books and occasional trips to my preferred LBS where the owner/mechanic is happy to let me watch and provide tips on wrenching. Having the LBS mechanics right there while the work is happening will provide an opportunity to learn quickly and avoid some of the pitfalls of the do-it-yourself method.

Well done, Miss K!
Thank you, Doctor j. You have it right, it is a win/win. One of the founders of our program, a skilled bike mechanic by hobby, has the patience of a saint and is teaching me a great deal of useful repairs. I really enjoy working there. The only downside is the time spent there limits my riding time. The solution is cycling over to the facility, but it has been so hot this summer and the facility has no A.C. and I'm a bit of a wimp!
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Well, it worked! As I left, they said, "See ya Wednesday!!"
They meant "see ya Wednesday with pie"....
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