Understanding How Electric Bike-Sharing System Runs: A Case Study in Shanghai

A green and environment-friendly transportation service with both higher speed and flexibility, shared e-bike is guiding the wave of short-medium distance trips. Given the rapid rise of shared e-bikes companies in recent years, and how little is known about their operations, there is pressing public interest in understanding the impact of these transportation-sharing platforms. This research mainly studies the user characteristics, spatiotemporal characteristics of shared e-bikes, and the differences and similarities between shared e-bike and shared bike services. This study finds that shared e-bikes in Shanghai mainly serve middle-aged and young people with higher education. Most of user's frequency of usage is low, no more than twice a week. Similar to the other transportations, it is primarily used for commuting, which is also illustrated by the difference in time distribution pattern and trips between weekends and weekdays. Trips of it are significantly related to the built environment such as the density of commercial, public transit (PT) station and hotel. Besides, through a comparative analysis with shared bikes, the authors found that there are significant differences in travel duration, distance and speed between shared e-bikes and shared bikes in Shanghai. The findings from this research contribute to understanding how shared e-bikes run


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p

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  • Accession Number: 01764291
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-02191
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 2020 11:24AM