Barriers to bikesharing : an analysis from Melbourne and Brisbane

Fishman, Elliot, Washington, Simon, Haworth, Narelle , & Mazzei, Armando (2014) Barriers to bikesharing : an analysis from Melbourne and Brisbane. Journal of Transport Geography: the international journal focusing on transport and spatial change, 41, pp. 325-337.

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This study quantifies the motivators and barriers to bikeshare program usage in Australia. An online survey was administered to a sample of annual members of Australia’s two bikeshare programs based in Brisbane and Melbourne, to assess motivations for joining the schemes. Non-members of the programs were also sampled in order to identify current barriers to joining bikeshare. Spatial analysis from Brisbane revealed residential and work locations of non-members were more geographically dispersed than for bikeshare members. An analysis of bikeshare usage in Melbourne showed a strong relationship between docking stations in areas with relatively less accessible public transit opportunities. The most influential barriers to bikeshare use related to motorized travel being too convenient and docking stations not being sufficiently close to home, work and other frequented destinations. The findings suggest that bikeshare programs may attract increased membership by ensuring travel times are competitive with motorized travel, for example through efficient bicycle routing and priority progression and, by expanding docking station locations, and by increasing the level of convenience associated with scheme use. Convenience considerations may include strategic location of docking stations, ease of signing up and integration with public transport.

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ID Code: 75848
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Bicycle, CityCycle, Bikeshare, Melbourne, Transport, Brisbane
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2014.08.005
ISSN: 0966-6923
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 01 Sep 2014 05:43
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2015 06:15

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