The study will shed light on the evolving impacts of new mobility options on various components of travel behavior and vehicle ownership, how these solutions expand travel options and the circumstances under which travelers increase travel multimodality and may reduce their reliance on the use of private vehicles.
Yosemite National Park attracts 4.5 million visitors a year, 60% of whom spend at least some time in Yosemite Valley where many of the park’s natural wonders are found. Bicycles have been a popular travel alternative within the valley. The purpose of this project is to explore the potential for bicycling to play a larger role in the effort to manage Yosemite Valley traffic and reduce environmental impacts.
Using San Francisco and Los Angeles as case studies, the research team quantifies bikeshare service levels for communities of concern (CoCs) by analyzing the spatial distribution of service areas, available bikes and bike idle times, trip data, and rebalancing among the dock-based and dockless systems.
The objectives of this project are to expand the previous work to evaluate the potential benefits of dockless systems to improve accessibility to disadvantaged communities, and to compare them with dock‐based systems. Specifically, the project will analyze the difference in service levels among dock‐based and dockless systems.
This study examines whether bikeshare systems have targeted specific populations and quantitatively assesses the potential for bikeshare systems to provide greater accessibility for underserved communities.