Initiating a Bike Share program can change the way a city relies on certain transportation efforts made by vehicles. A Bike Share program within the City of Guelph will increase mobility options, reduces traffic congestion, and improve air quality which will in turn benefit citizens and the city itself. The ten proposed bike share terminal locations were selected based on the literature research by identifying the criteria's and applying them within the GIS models specifically for the City of Guelph. The network analyst and MCE model located areas that are highly convenient and that allow for immediate access to the majority of citizens.
The next step of this analysis would be to include public opinion. A hypothetical dataset cannot appropriately account the opinions and requests of local citizens within the city of Guelph. For the best, most comprehensive results an element of public participation would be ideal. Interested citizens who felt as though an important location or set of criteria were omitted from this particular study could make their opinions known and provide valuable insight from a third-party perspective. This process of gathering public opinion is an essential part of other government projects, such as the federal environmental assessment process, and can often have profound impacts on the outcome of certain projects, depending on whether public reception is positive or negative. The downside to this strategy lies with the costs associated with surveying for public opinion and also with the overall participation (or lack thereof) of citizens who feel as though they have something important to contribute.