University of Iowa

Increasing Mobility in Dubuque: Developing Alternate Mode-Sharing Opportunities

Academic Year 
2012-2013
College/Department 
Urban & Regional Planning
Project Partner 

Students addressed the affordability of transportation by examining opportunities such as car-sharing and bike-sharing in The City of Dubuque. Students analyzed the accessibility of the current transportation system; solicited feedback from focus groups comprised of likely end-users; and synthesized demographic data to access locational feasibility.

The City of Dubuque underwent transportation redesign and wanted to further explore Reasonable Mobility, one of the 11 core principles of the Sustainable Dubuque Initiative. Reasonable Mobility outlined four themes including affordability, modal diversity, safety, and decreasing net pollution.