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Evaluation of Commuter System 2020 ENGR13100 – Fall 2010 9/21/10 Team No. 10 Section No. 015 Nicholas Rago HyoHyun Ha Hwa Jong Lee David Yen 1
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Current Conditions: Bicycles are the main components of transportation around the campus beside pedestrian and campus buses. The reason for this is that it helps students to minimize their travel time between classes, which decreases tardiness for lectures, and also adds extra exercises that are needed in daily matter. However, there are no significant benefits for those who are using bikes. Usually bikers ride on the pedestrian or the road where they are the one who have to be most careful for both places. It is superior that the bike can go anywhere bikers want, but there will be risks for choosing either side. When riding on the pedestrian, bike can bump into people or can’t ride as much as biker wants when there are many people. And also in roads, bikers have to be careful not to interrupt the traffic or the cars that unexpected causes might happen which can also bring the accidents. There are dedicated bike lanes in some places where it is only for the bike users. Just like that, those lanes are also necessary in campus so that it is safer for students and any other people who were victims of bikes. Therefore, by giving bikers their own lanes on their ride will increase the number of bike users for their inconvenience and also decrease any accidents that were made unintentionally. In addition to the bicycle system, a large contributor to the current system of transportation is the CityBus system. In terms of the regular routes that serve in the Purdue Campus, there are 14 different routes if you include the Wabash Trolley Line (See figure 1). In terms of Campus Loops at Purdue there are eleven different loops that operate on days classes are held during Purdue’s Fall and Spring Semesters (See figure 2). The regular route busses run on average 18 hours a day. The boundaries currently are these routes and the majority of the buses are actually diesel engine run which aren’t very fuel or energy efficient.
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