A simulation tool for bicycle sharing systems in multimodal networks

Abstract: This paper presents a methodology for modelling an urban transport system, integrating public bicycles in a multi-modal network. A bike cost function that reproduces the effect of slopes on cycling speeds is proposed. Also, the effect of traffic levels on the attractiveness of cycling routes is taken into account. The model applies the modal split and network assignment phases in a multimodal network with different classes of users. It has been verified over a test network and then validated by applying it to a real case in the city of Santander in Spain. The results obtained make this model a useful decision-making tool to encourage the use of the public bicycle from a sustainable development point of view.

 Fuente: Transportation Planning and Technology, 2015 , Vol. 38, No. 6, 646–663

Editorial: Taylor & Francis

 Fecha de publicación: 20/04/2015

Nº de páginas: 19

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.1080/03081060.2015.1048946

ISSN: 1029-0354,0308-1060

Proyecto español: TRA2010-18068: ‘Modelo de integración especial y temporal de los modos de transporte público (bus-taxi-bici) con participación ciudadana: hacia el cambio modal en movilidad urbana’

Url de la publicación: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03081060.2015.1048946?journalCode=gtpt20