SETS Location Identification and Solar Power Regarding Bicycle Share Stations at UH Campus


"Bicycle Share at UH" focuses on creating and testing innovative integrated systems, and processes that will enable access to transmit and improve transit mobility on a unique urban campus. Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States and its population is expected to grow 7 million in 2015 to 10 million in 2040. About 70% of the residents in the area have poor access to public transit. The solar power group was in charge of identifying key problems revolving around the placement of bicycle share stations around UH campus. An important issue regarding students, is that they are not able to make it to their classes on time. This problem is intensified by moving most economy parking to the Energy Reserach Park lots. To alleviate this issue we proposed to help find the best loations for bike placement so that students can move quickly and safely through our campus. In order to maintain these remote locations on campus we initiated the development and implementation of an embedded solar panel system. The end goal was to implement a theoretical bike station solution designed for Coogs by Coogs.