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Designing a User Participation-Based Bike Rebalancing Service

Seonghoon Ban, Kyung Hoon Hyun
2019 Sustainability  
The Bicycle-sharing System (BSS) has been globally adopted as a sustainable transportation system that helps improve air pollution, public health and traffic congestion.  ...  Thus, this research proposes a simulation system that tests user participation-based rebalancing services with different user parameters such as the amount of incentives, the user participation rate and  ...  Figure 3 . 3 Conceptual framework for the user participation-based rebalancing simulation system. Figure 3 . 3 Conceptual framework for the user participation-based rebalancing simulation system.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su11082396 fatcat:pq55yihpqrenpf3sbrbz3rxeqm

How Does the Collaborative Economy Advance Better Product Lifetimes? A Case Study of Free-Floating Bike Sharing

Shouheng Sun
2021 Sustainability  
Taking the Beijing free-floating bike sharing (FFBS) program as an example, this study develops a system dynamics (SD) model based on the product lifetime extension business model (PLEBM) framework, and  ...  Combined with the dynamic evolution process of the FFBS market, the impact of FFBS on bicycle lifetime and the utilization efficiency of the urban bicycle system is explored.  ...  Maintenance costs include the maintenance and rebalancing expenses of the shared bikes during their service life. The maintenance cost per shared bike (MCPB) can be calculated by Equation (10) .  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13031434 fatcat:cpe7fef5tvgebeyq7kimxsewpu

Implications of the Relocation Type and Frequency for Shared Autonomous Bike Service: Comparison between the Inner and Complete City Scenarios for Magdeburg as a Case Study

Imen Haj Salah, Vasu Dev Mukku, Malte Kania, Tom Assmann, Hartmut Zadek
2022 Sustainability  
Through an agent-based simulation of a case study in Magdeburg, we investigate various parameters that can influence the performance and the service quality of OSABS such as the rebalancing frequency and  ...  Tests were performed for two different operational areas: the inner city and the complete city of Magdeburg. We conclude with different management insights for an optimized functioning of the system.  ...  Demand Generation In the literature, several approaches are providing a framework for creating demand scenarios for conventional bike-sharing systems (e.g., [41] [42] [43] ).  ... 
doi:10.3390/su14105798 fatcat:w23bkna4brafbisjdyvuo7hsoi

Hotspots Identification and Classification of Dockless Bicycle Sharing Service under Electric Fence Circumstances

Ying Hui, Yingkun Xie, Qing Yu, Xiaolei Liu, Xinyuan Wang, Linchuan Yang
2022 Journal of Advanced Transportation  
An evaluation framework for bicycle hotspots is also proposed covering three aspects: demand and supply, unbalance, and land use.  ...  The result of this paper provides guidance for the layout of dockless bicycle sharing electric fences in different areas.  ...  Acknowledgments is work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 51978475).  ... 
doi:10.1155/2022/5218254 fatcat:qqsjd2whjnfbfom7spfftgjliy

Vehicle sharing systems: A review and a holistic management framework

Selin Ataç, Nikola Obrenović, Michel Bierlaire
2021 EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics  
This observation led us to create a generalized and holistic VSS management framework, which aims to be applicable to the system using any vehicle type.  ...  The framework components, their mutual relationships, and framework tasks have been identified through a thorough and systematic literature review.  ...  The authors declare that they have no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to influence the work reported in this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ejtl.2021.100033 fatcat:qoohbeerqve57hz2co2knvlp6u

A New User-Based Incentive Strategy for Improving Bike Sharing Systems' Performance

Rayane El Sibai, Khalil Challita, Jacques Bou Abdo, Jacques Demerjian
2021 Sustainability  
The benefits of having a Bike Sharing System (BSS) in a city are numerous. Among other advantages, it promotes a cleaner environment with less traffic and pollution.  ...  Experiments are carried out to compare our proposed method to some existing methods for enhancing the resource availability of BSSs, and they are performed on a real dataset issued from a well-known BSS  ...  [41] developed a framework for achieving the optimum bicycle fleet size and a rebalancing strategy to reduce the system's life cycle GHG emissions.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13052780 fatcat:ai6hydutavdktaxacdaryw6ara

Towards Sustainable Liveable City: Management Operations of Shared Autonomous Cargo-Bike Fleets

Imen Haj Salah, Vasu Dev Mukku, Malte Kania, Tom Assmann
2021 Future Transportation  
We simulate a case study of the system in the inner city of Magdeburg using AnyLogic.  ...  The simulation model allows us to evaluate the impact of rebalancing on service level, idle mileage, and energy consumption.  ...  Several approaches in the literature provide a framework for the creation of demand scenarios for conventional bike-sharing systems.  ... 
doi:10.3390/futuretransp1030027 fatcat:xbzuufyodngr7p6wfpuq7yb7gi

A Dynamic Approach to Rebalancing Bike-Sharing Systems

Federico Chiariotti, Chiara Pielli, Andrea Zanella, Michele Zorzi
2018 Sensors  
We validate the proposed framework on the data provided by New York City's bike-sharing system.  ...  The numerical simulations show that a dynamic strategy able to adapt to the fluctuating nature of the network outperforms rebalancing schemes based on a static schedule.  ...  Conclusions In this paper, we proposed a general framework for the dynamic rebalancing of a bike-sharing system, in order to improve the availability of the service, i.e., to prevent stations from becoming  ... 
doi:10.3390/s18020512 pmid:29419771 pmcid:PMC5856052 fatcat:w6jc7qfmxjeonb6ayypan2ztvi

Shared mobility systems

Gilbert Laporte, Frédéric Meunier, Roberto Wolfler Calvo
2015 4OR  
Shared mobility systems for bicycles and cars have grown in popularity in recent years and have attracted the attention of the operational research community.  ...  This survey paper classifies the relevant literature under five main headings: station location, fleet dimensioning, station inventory, rebalancing incentives, and vehicle repositioning.  ...  Thanks are due to the reviewers for their valuable comments.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10288-015-0301-z fatcat:wakebnogpbfupc6mduvhzysfgi

Detection of unusable bicycles in bike-sharing systems

Mor Kaspi, Tal Raviv, Michal Tzur
2016 Omega : The International Journal of Management Science  
In bike-sharing systems, a small percentage of the bicycles become unusable every day. Currently, there is no reliable on-line information that indicates the usability of bicycles.  ...  Further on, we present some information based enhancements of the model and discuss an equivalent model for detecting locker failures.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank Jacob Doctoroff and Chris Lewis from NYC Bike Share (CitiBike) for sharing with us valuable information and knowledge.  ... 
doi:10.1016/ fatcat:hkqdphrjrbcbzjofqtv7cgxrqy

Flexible Pricing Strategies in Electric Free-Floating Bicycle Sharing

Alessandra Duz, Matteo Corno
2021 IEEE Access  
This paper studies the challenges, opportunities and solutions of implementing a free-floating bike sharing system based on electric bicycles.  ...  A simulation framework (calibrated on data collected during a large trial in Milan, Italy) assesses the operational costs and revenues of the two approaches quantifying how they depend on the design and  ...  This research, while proving the advantages of the charge-sustaining paradigm when applied to a bike sharing scenario, opens up a number of interesting questions mainly regarding the validation of the  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3127568 fatcat:62i3sgra4jhp5exodtaj7jihim

Simulation study on the fleet performance of shared autonomous bicycles [article]

Naroa Coretti Sánchez, Iñigo Martinez, Luis Alonso Pastor, Kent Larson
2021 arXiv   pre-print
This paper presents an ad-hoc agent-based simulator that provides an in-depth understanding of the fleet behavior of autonomous bicycle-sharing systems in realistic scenarios, including a rebalancing system  ...  These findings indicate that the remarkable efficiency of an autonomous bicycle-sharing system could compensate for the additional cost of autonomous bicycles.  ...  [71] presented a simulation framework developed in Java to optimize the BSS rebalancing and maintenance activities while satisfying customers' needs over a service area. Soriguera et al.  ... 
arXiv:2106.09694v2 fatcat:5sqg47n7kzd6fayka2s3fo3yxu

Simulating and Evaluating Rebalancing Strategies for Dockless Bike-Sharing Systems [article]

Damian Barabonkov, Samantha D'Alonzo, Joseph Pierre, Daniel Kondor, Xiaohu Zhang, Mai Anh Tien
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Following the growth of dock-based bike sharing systems as an eco-friendly solution for transportation in urban areas, Dockless systems are revolutionizing the market for the increased flexibility they  ...  Bike redistribution is a common approach to improve service, and there exists extensive research considering static and dynamic rebalancing strategies for dock-based systems.  ...  This research was organized as a part of the Singapore-MIT Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SMURF) program.  ... 
arXiv:2004.11565v1 fatcat:zhgbh32eurat5erdjwtggd7dfu

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  ...  This review also points out important future research directions for multi-level BSPPs and the integration of bicycle sharing systems with existing multi-modal transportation systems.  ...  MOST108-2218-E-009-062), and the General Research Fund of the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong (No. 17200119). We are grateful to the three reviewers for their constructive comments.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.trc.2020.102648 fatcat:qkg6nl63nnewdfrr5dvzsf75hu

Maximum Closeness Centrality k-Clubs: A Study of Dock-Less Bike Sharing

Ali Rahim Taleqani, Chrysafis Vogiatzis, Jill Hough
2020 Journal of Advanced Transportation  
In this work, we investigate a new paradigm for dock-less bike sharing. Recently, it has become essential to accommodate connected and free-floating bicycles in modern bike-sharing operations.  ...  We also provide the presentation and analysis of a case study in two cities of the state of North Dakota: Casselton and Fargo.  ...  As our framework will optimize the reach of dock-less bike-sharing operations, while also restricting the size of the system, our model will also alleviate some of the problems involved with rebalancing  ... 
doi:10.1155/2020/1275851 fatcat:obsvbo6xnzdm5aajnwhhswp5km
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