Date of Award
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Sustainability, Health Impact Assessment, Maine
The findings of this project have shown the potential health impact for implementing a bike share program in Portland, including improved air quality and rates of physical activity for bike share users. The recommendations to create the most health-conscious bike share program include basic requests of the bike share vendors that will provide the program to Portland including: recommending the use of helmets, distributing bike share stations throughout the City, tracking bicycle crashes, tracking minutes of physical activity, etc. The findings and recommendations show the importance of a potential bike share program, while creating a program that is safe and accessible to people from all backgrounds.
Anderson, Nicole A., "Portland Bicycle Share Health Impact Assessment" (2015). Muskie School Capstones. 112.