Spatio-temporal patterns of a Public Bicycle Sharing Program: the effect of weather and calendar events

Corcoran, Jonathan, Li, Tiebei, Rohde, David, Charles-Edwards, Elin and Mateo-Babiano, Derlie (2014) Spatio-temporal patterns of a Public Bicycle Sharing Program: the effect of weather and calendar events. Journal of Transport Geography, 41 292-305. doi:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2014.09.003

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Author Corcoran, Jonathan
Li, Tiebei
Rohde, David
Charles-Edwards, Elin
Mateo-Babiano, Derlie
Title Spatio-temporal patterns of a Public Bicycle Sharing Program: the effect of weather and calendar events
Journal name Journal of Transport Geography   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0966-6923
Publication date 2014-12-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2014.09.003
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 41
Start page 292
End page 305
Total pages 14
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Subject 3305 Geography, Planning and Development
3313 Transportation
2300 Environmental Science
Abstract Public Bicycle Sharing Programs (PBSPs) have become a prominent feature across city spaces worldwide. In less than a decade, PBSPs have grown from a small number of European cities to include five continents and in excess of 200 schemes. Despite the rapid rise of this new transport opportunity, there has been limited research on the underlying dynamics of these schemes, arguably reflecting a lack of detailed data available to researchers. The current paper redresses the observed deficit using trip level data from Brisbane’s ‘CityCycle’, the largest PBSP in Australia. These data provide an opportunity to investigate the spatio-temporal dynamics of a large PBSP system, specifically the effects of weather and calendar events on the geographic and temporal patterning of public bicycle use. Employing novel spatial analytical techniques we explore the impact of site specific weather conditions and calendar events on the spatio-temporal dynamics of the case study PBSP. We conclude by highlighting how the results from such analyses may form part of an evidence base for policy makers, providing insights into ‘best practice’ and potentially informing future PBSP expansions to further enhance uptake of this non-motorised urban transport mode.
Keyword Public Bicycle Sharing Programs
Calendar events
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Institutional Status UQ

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