Reference : Bike-share rebalancing strategies, patterns, and purpose
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Human geography & demography
Sustainable Development
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/28032
Bike-share rebalancing strategies, patterns, and purpose
English
Medard de Chardon, Cyrille mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Caruso, Geoffrey mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Thomas, Isabelle mailto [Université Catholique de Louvain - UCL > Center for Operations Research and Econometrics]
Jul-2016
Journal of Transport Geography
Pergamon Press - An Imprint of Elsevier Science
55
22-39
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0966-6923
[en] Bike-share ; Rebalancing ; Spatial analysis ; Bicycle sharing systems
[en] We provide a first spatio-temporal exploration of bicycle sharing system (BSS) rebalancing patterns from data extracted for individual stations at a fine temporal scale and operator interviews. Analyzing rebalancing operations for nine BSS, we describe implications for operators, municipalities, and future optimization work. We find that stations adjacent to transit hubs receive disproportionate amounts of rebalancing relative to trips and that rebalancing is more often responding to morning and afternoon demand exceeding station dock capacities rather than longer term accumulations of bicycles. More importantly, we observe some operator’ rebalancing behaviors constrained between opposing goals of maximizing trips, profits, and service level agreements. Many BSS have no explicitly defined purpose, but existing rebalancing strategies can support or clash with the purpose or suggested benefits of a BSS.
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/28032
10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.07.003
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0966692316300114

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