Longitudinal Analysis of Bikesharing Usage in Montreal, Canada

This paper presents a study of Montreal’s Bixi bikesharing system members over a period of 7 years (2009-2015). More than 23.5 million transactions are transformed into 219,019 members-year units to identify six clusters that have similar travel behavior. A descriptive analysis shows that men, people living closer to the system are most likely to be frequent users. The annual distribution of clusters is quite stable over the 7-year period, however harsh weather may influence the behaviors at the beginning and the end of the 8-month bikesharing season. The cluster’s persistency has been followed through the 7 years, showing that frequent users have higher retention rate (up to 60% annually).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee ADB10 Standing Committee on Traveler Behavior and Values.
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  • Authors:
    • Morency, Catherine
    • Trepanier, Martin
    • Frappier, Alexis
    • Bourdeau, Jean-Simon
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  • Date: 2017


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 96th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01632424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 17-04390
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 19 2017 3:39PM