Managing the Daily Operations of a Bike Sharing System Using Mobile Stations

Over the last few years, bike-sharing systems have become a cost-effective, environmentally friendly alternatives for public transportation in many cities all over the world. On the one hand, the possibility of renting bicycles for short periods of time has given the users a new alternative for performing their daily commuting trips, a vibrant option of completing touristic loops, and a fast way of traversing a city in a healthy and exciting way. On the other hand, from the perspective of the city, this kind of systems have become a natural platform for reducing traffic and pollution, for promoting healthy habits within its citizens, and overall, for improving the living conditions of the city. In short, with their proven success, bike-sharing systems will continue to shape the landscape many major cities in the years to come.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $23663
  • Contract Numbers:

    49198-23-28

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    State University of New York, Buffalo

    212 Ketter Hall
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14260
  • Principal Investigators:

    Walteros, Jose

  • Start Date: 20160901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01607727
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 49198-23-28
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2016 3:08PM