|The Mobility Pattern of Dockless Bike Sharing: A Four-month Study in Singapore
|Year of Publication
|Xiaohu Zhang, Yu Shen, Jinhua Zhao
|Transportation Research Part D
Many cities around the world have adopted dockless bike-sharing programs with the hope that this new ser- vice could enhance last-mile public transit connections. However, our understanding of the travel patterns using dockless bike sharing is still limited. To advance the knowledge on the new service, this study inves- tigates mobility patterns of dockless bike sharing in Singapore using a four-month dataset. An exploratory spatiotemporal analysis is conducted to show daily travel patterns, while community detection of networks is used to explore the spatial clusters emerged from cycling behaviors. A series of Poisson regression models are then estimated to characterize the generation, attraction and resistance factors of bike trips in different periods of a day. The proposed regression model, which considers built environment factors of origin and destination simultaneously, is proved to be effective in deciphering mobility. The empirical findings shed light on policy implications in sustainable transportation planning.