Is Bike Sharing Competitor, Relief or Supplement to Public Transport?

Leth, Ulrich and Brezina, Tadej and Ludwig, Bertram and Birett, Christina (2017) Is Bike Sharing Competitor, Relief or Supplement to Public Transport? REAL CORP 2017 – PANTA RHEI – A World in Constant Motion. Proceedings of 22nd International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society. pp. 705-709. ISSN 2521-3938

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In many cities the growing popularity of bicycle-sharing schemes has added additional options to the transport regime. A significant amount of research has been stipulated by data recorded from lending and returning bicycles at geographically diverse stations. In this contribution, focus will be laid on the relationship that the bike-sharing system of the City of Vienna (CityBike Wien – CBW) has with its well developed public transport system. Does bike-sharing serve as competitor, relief or supplement? By surveying the total CBW trip data of 2015 – about 1 million records – we approach to answer this question. We cleanse and route all bicycle trips and compare them with routed alternative public transport trips in terms of travel time ratios. In interviews of 1,389 CBW users conducted in July and September/October of 2016, we ask about the purpose of their trip, the position of the CBW as part of their door-to-door trip, the role of CBW as substitute for other means of transport and the reasons for this substitution. The age group that has the highest number of users among CBW and the shares of tourists/visitors and locals using CBW is identified. Identifying the top 10 of trips from the cleansed dataset and mapping them emphasizes the role that we identify for Vienna’s bike-sharing system in the inner city: A supplement to public transport.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bike sharing; public transport; relationship; GIS-analysis; questionnaire
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Depositing User: Maria Molnár
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2017 12:07
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 12:07

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