Understanding the competition and complementation of multiple ridesharing modes as feeder to metro

Although metro systems are established in many Asia cities including Chengdu, they have yet to cover every corner of a city. Understanding the transfer behavior of passengers can provide insight into achieving efficient and sustainable urban transport systems. Combining shared mobility programs with metro to improve the weaknesses of traditional feeder modes is viewed as the most promising line of business in sustainable transportation for the near future. Therefore, this study aims to comprehend the factors affecting the usage regularity of ridesharing by deepening the knowledge on internal and external effects, and which integrates two modes, namely bike-sharing and car-sharing systems. Two systems are cross-compared, first regarding their travel characteristics. Then, a binary logistic model is employed to capture the influences of trip characteristics and travel environment characteristics on their usage frequency. Researchers found that trip distance is significantly associated with users’ mode options, indicating that bike-sharing and car-sharing mainly serve short-distance and long-distance transfer users respectively, although some users may be confused which feeder mode to choose for the journeys of 2km ~ 4km. There were also meteorological and temporal influences, with the competition and complementation of multiple ridesharing feeder modes being likely to change under extreme weather conditions, during peak hours or on weekends. Besides, metro-ridesharing users value the accessibility of two kinds of transport services, which is affected by the metro station and its surrounding built environment. This study and the proposed policy implications are helpful for embracing a sustainable mobility design from general optimum.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23p

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  • Accession Number: 01763706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-00684
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 2020 11:09AM