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.
Given the increase in demand and incentives for e-bicycling; this project seeks to evaluate the behavioral effects (change in bicycling, driving, use of transit) of these incentives to help guide future policy interventions for e-bicycling. The researchers will examine these changes based on survey data, and will propose future study designs for more in-depth analyses and evaluations of e-bike incentives.