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Impact of Public Bike Sharing: Experiences From Ningbo, China

Version 1 : Received: 26 March 2021 / Approved: 29 March 2021 / Online: 29 March 2021 (11:26:12 CEST)

How to cite: Lu, C.; Wen, C.; Bie, J.; Zhou, S. Impact of Public Bike Sharing: Experiences From Ningbo, China. Preprints 2021, 2021030683 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202103.0683.v1). Lu, C.; Wen, C.; Bie, J.; Zhou, S. Impact of Public Bike Sharing: Experiences From Ningbo, China. Preprints 2021, 2021030683 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202103.0683.v1).

Abstract

We report the experiences of the bike sharing system in Ningbo, China. To analyze the impact of the system, system log data are collected for the whole month of May 2014 (with more than 1.7 million usage records), supplemented by questionnaire data from 1,856 respondents. Our results show that public bike usage follows the same pattern as road traffic, with morning and evening peaks on week days. In terms of mode substitution, 16% of public bike trips would have been made by private cars. In average, each public bike is used 3.7 times per day, with each trip lasting around 23 minutes and covering around 3.5 kilometre. This translates into a reduction of car travel by more than 11 million kilometre per year, a significant contribution to the sustainability of urban transport in Ningbo.

Supplementary and Associated Material

http://www.hksts.org/conf16m.pdf: HKST2016 conference information

Subject Areas

bike sharing; public transport; cycling; user analysis; impact analysis

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