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Repositioning Bikes with Carrier Vehicles and Bike Trailers in Bike Sharing Systems

Xinghua Zheng, Ming Tang, Yuechang Liu, Zhengzheng Xian, Hankz Hankui Zhuo
2021 Applied Sciences  
In the experiment, we exhibit that our approach outperforms baselines in multiple data sets from bike sharing companies.  ...  Although there have been approaches to exploit either bike trailers via crowdsourcing or carrier vehicles to reposition bikes in the "right" stations in the "right" time, they did not jointly consider  ...  To improve the efficiency of our approach with respect to large-scale problem with many stations (carrier vehicles and bike trailers), we design a clustering mechanism for computing main base stations  ... 
doi:10.3390/app11167227 fatcat:3xxzxl6sardyrm4n3cdakqjre4

Semi-Automated Location Planning for Urban Bike-Sharing Systems

Markus Straub, Christian Rudloff, Anita Graser, Christian Kloimüllner, Günther R. Raidl, Markus Pajones, Felix Beyer
2018 Zenodo  
We propose a semi-automatic approach for creating or extending real-world sized BSS during general planning.  ...  Particularly for large BSS, location planning is complex since factors determining potential usage are manifold.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors gratefully acknowledge support from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) within the strategic program Mobilität der Zukunft under  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1483821 fatcat:5pqlg2swnjd6rid3vszj3wco7a

Challenges and Opportunities in Dock-Based Bike-Sharing Rebalancing: A Systematic Review

Carlos M. Vallez, Mario Castro, David Contreras
2021 Sustainability  
The objectives of this paper are to collect papers on the repositioning problem in dock-based bike-sharing services, classify them and point to novel research venues.  ...  In this paper, we perform a thorough review of the challenges behind rebalancing in bike-sharing systems.  ...  Another approach to solve the balancing problem was Variable Neighborhood Search (VNS) [34, 35] . In general, VNS performs well and scales much better than linear programming approaches. Nair et al.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13041829 fatcat:nxsbtihplrcndfrk5jnm5xwyn4

Dynamic Repositioning to Reduce Lost Demand in Bike Sharing Systems

Supriyo Ghosh, Pradeep Varakantham, Yossiri Adulyasak, Patrick Jaillet
2017 The Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research  
Finally, we demonstrate the utility of our approach by comparing against two benchmark approaches on two real-world data sets of bike sharing systems.  ...  In a BSS, base stations are strategically placed throughout a city and each station is stocked with a pre-determined number of bikes at the beginning of the day.  ...  for Future Mobility (FM).  ... 
doi:10.1613/jair.5308 fatcat:ynm377ycpfbebfbknryogvbgwe

Optimizing the Location of Virtual Stations in Free-Floating Bike-Sharing Systems with the User Demand during Morning and Evening Rush Hours

Zhuo Sun, Yiming Li, Yi Zuo
2019 Journal of Advanced Transportation  
As an alternative solution, this article proposes a clustering algorithm, which can solve this problem in real time.  ...  As there is no requirement to construct bike stations, this system can substantially reduce the cost when compared to the traditional bike-sharing systems.  ...  The data for the large-scale example comes from a competition of the Mobike algorithm.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2019/4308509 fatcat:t7uwryezujdv3kzfc4fm44lrdq

A Feasible Solution for Rebalancing Large-Scale Bike Sharing Systems

Mohammed Elhenawy, Hesham A. Rakha, Youssef Bichiou, Mahmoud Masoud, Sebastien Glaser, Jack Pinnow, Ahmed Stohy
2021 Sustainability  
Our suggested approach is best suited for low-Q problems.  ...  City bikes and bike-sharing systems (BSSs) are one solution to the last mile problem. BSSs guarantee equity by presenting affordable alternative transportation means for low-income households.  ...  sustainability Article A Feasible Solution for Rebalancing Large-Scale Bike Sharing Systems Mohammed Elhenawy 1 , Hesham A.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su132313433 fatcat:t6f243metrhxrk7denrkenywwu

Repositioning Bikes with Carrier Vehicles and Bike Trailers in Bike Sharing Systems [article]

Xinghua Zheng, Ming Tang, Hankz Hankui Zhuo, Kevin X. Wen
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In the experiment, we exhibit that our approach outperforms baselines in several datasets from bike sharing companies.  ...  Although there have been approaches to exploiting either bike trailers via crowdsourcing or carrier vehicles to reposition bikes in the "right" stations in the "right" time, they do not jointly consider  ...  of solving the optimization model regarding large-scale stations and carrier vehicles and bike trailers.  ... 
arXiv:1909.09616v1 fatcat:dfefmrlsrbhtrkeb3mkfbcpbqi

A review of bicycle-sharing service planning problems

C.S. Shui, W.Y. Szeto
2020 Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies  
For example, for bicycle rebalancing, a bike-sharing system (BSS) can only rely on static bicycle relocation but adopts neither dynamic bicycle relocation nor dynamic demand management; and a free-floating  ...  A R T I C L E I N F O Keywords: Bicycle sharing service planning problem Bicycle relocation Bikeway network design Bicycle station design Relocation service planning Demand management A B S T R A C T This  ...  We are grateful to the three reviewers for their constructive comments.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.trc.2020.102648 fatcat:qkg6nl63nnewdfrr5dvzsf75hu

A Rebalancing Strategy for the Imbalance Problem in Bike-Sharing Systems

Peiyu Yi, Feihu Huang, Jian Peng
2019 Energies  
In this paper, we propose a customer-oriented rebalancing strategy to solve this problem. In our strategy, two algorithms are proposed to ensure the whole system is balanced for as long as possible.  ...  In BSS, stations becoming empty or full is the main cause of customers failing to rent or return bikes. Some truck-based rebalancing strategies are proposed to solve this problem.  ...  Pal and Zhang [5] presented a Novel Mixed Integer Linear Program for solving the static rebalancing problem in a free-floating bike sharing system.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en12132578 fatcat:e2solcqxvbbu3jkmsdfon6kuhq

Urban Bike Lane Planning with Bike Trajectories: Models, Algorithms, and a Real-World Case Study [article]

Sheng Liu, Zuo-Jun Max Shen, Xiang Ji
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We develop tractable formulations and efficient algorithms to solve the large-scale optimization problem.  ...  Traditional bike lane planning approaches often rely on surveys and heuristics. We develop a general and novel optimization framework to guide the bike lane planning from bike trajectories.  ...  1) to solve the large-scale bike lane planning problem under the general supermodular utility functions.  ... 
arXiv:2008.09645v1 fatcat:tcbb7nlgljfczmvnczgrigzhou

Dynamic Rebalancing Optimization for Bike-sharing System using Priority-Based MOEA/D Algorithm

Runqiu Hu, Zhizheng Zhang, Xinwei Ma, Yuchuan Jin
2021 IEEE Access  
Supported by the government and as a non-profit project for citizens, Nanjing docked bike-sharing system has launched 1027 bike-sharing stations by the end of 2017.  ...  It is worth mentioning that for dynamic cases, a series of work applied a rolling horizon approach to decrease the scale of the problem, e.g, [27] by Shui et al., [33] by Zhang et al. and [37] by  ...  He is now pursuing a Master's degree in Transport Science, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3058013 fatcat:zza5telryvcdfatwnsvcqj3bpy

Design and Management of Vehicle Sharing Systems: A Survey of Algorithmic Approaches [article]

Damianos Gavalas, Charalampos Konstantopoulos, Grammati Pantziou
2015 arXiv   pre-print
This chapter offers a comprehensive review of algorithmic approaches for the design and management of vehicle sharing systems.  ...  The chapter covers all planning aspects that affect the effectiveness and viability of vehicle sharing systems: the actual system design (e.g. number and location of vehicle station facilities, vehicle  ...  Finally, the system was deployed on a real-world bike sharing system for a period of 30 days in a city of Europe, in collaboration with a large scale bike sharing company.  ... 
arXiv:1510.01158v1 fatcat:qx62cmfv4zbxziuzbc6cltda3a

Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Quantitative Approaches to Environmental Sustainability in Transportation Networks

W. Y. Szeto
2015 Networks and Spatial Economics  
It is thus important to quantify and account for their effects when designing, planning, managing, and controlling transportation networks.  ...  Environmental sustainability is a hot topic, and much effort has been put into developing quantitative approaches and transportation network models to address the environmental sustainability issues related  ...  The proposed model and its results are useful for the planning, design, and management of bike-sharing systems.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11067-015-9296-4 fatcat:tgvbclgwnzczvp5dkajse65fk4

How Does Dockless Bike-Sharing System Behave by Incentivizing Users to Participate in Rebalancing?

Yanjie Ji, Xue Jin, Xinwei Ma, Shuichao Zhang
2020 IEEE Access  
Dockless bike-sharing has provided a flexible and convenient travel mode in recent years, with which shared bikes can be rented and returned easily.  ...  Vehicle-based approach results in substantial operating costs and more emissions. This study proposed a user-based model to incentivize users to participate in bike rebalancing.  ...  The main contributions of this paper are presented as follows: • Proposing a novel user-led model based on several assumptions for dockless bike-sharing system to dynamically solve the imbalance problem  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2982686 fatcat:3w3lgwishreupna2ohtgwc7sk4

Resource Constrained Deep Reinforcement Learning [article]

Abhinav Bhatia, Pradeep Varakantham, Akshat Kumar
2018 arXiv   pre-print
For instance, ambulances have to be matched to base stations regularly so as to reduce response time for emergency incidents in EMS (Emergency Management Systems); vehicles (cars, bikes, scooters etc.)  ...  have to be matched to docking stations so as to reduce lost demand in shared mobility systems.  ...  Bike Sharing: We consider the simulator described in for Hubway bike sharing system. The bike sharing system consists of 95 base stations (zones) and 760 bikes.  ... 
arXiv:1812.00600v1 fatcat:wnu7744rangplhylrgri4m6l5y
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