The Role of Bicycle-sharing in the City : Analysis of the Irish Experience

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Title: The Role of Bicycle-sharing in the City : Analysis of the Irish Experience
Authors: Murphy, EndaUsher, Joe
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Date: 2015
Online since: 2013-08-01T15:44:49Z
Abstract: Bicycle-sharing schemes have become an important piece of infrastructure in many cities across the world over the last decade. However, existing research investigating the role and impact of these schemes in cities is sparse. This research analyses the impact of a recently implemented scheme in Dublin, Ireland. Using evidence from 360 questionnaires, the paper examines four associated with the scheme: (1) the socio-economic characteristics of the users; (2) its impact on modal choice; (3) its peak and off-peak functionality; and (4) its impact on driver awareness of cyclists. Results show the scheme is used predominantly by higher-income individuals, it has a different functionality during the peak and off-peak and has been indirectly successful at improving driver awareness towards cyclists.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Start page: 116
End page: 125
Copyright (published version): 2013, Taylor & Francis
Keywords: Bicycle-sharingCycling and public transportSustainable transportation
DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2012.748855
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection

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