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An evaluation framework for assessing the impact of public bicycle share schemes

Fishman, Elliot, Washington, Simon, & Haworth, Narelle L. (2012) An evaluation framework for assessing the impact of public bicycle share schemes. In Transportation Research Board (TRB) 91st Annual Meeting, 22-26 Jan 2012, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION • Public bicycle share schemes have emerged as a method of increasing rates of bicycle riding.

• The overwhelming majority of schemes have begun since 2005, taking advantage of various tracking and payment technologies making short term rental practical and affordable.

• Very little research has been undertaken to determine their potentially broad impact on transport behaviour and consequently, it is difficult to understand the performance of these schemes in terms of reduced emissions and congestion, as well as possible increases in physical activity.

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ID Code: 48728
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Keywords: Transport, Bicycle Share Scheme
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The Authors
Deposited On: 20 Feb 2012 09:59
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 16:11

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