What makes bike-share in NYC attractive?
Bike-sharing systems are the public bicycle networks which citizens can use at low fares. The systems have numerous benefits from transportational to environmental perspectives. As a result, more and more cities across the world have chosen to implement a bike-share system. New York City CitiBike system is the research case, analyzing the travel history data with LODES data, land use data, POI data, google street view and bike route. The aims are to find key factors that influence ridership of bike-share and how the ridership is related to urban structure and the built environment. The poster identifies ten types of bike-share trips in terms of time, day, distance and purpose, then finds the relationship between some types with specific land uses and employment circumstance. This research will tell planners the facts of NYC CitiBike system and the characters of its riders, and teach them that what factors can influence bike-share ridership. After learning this poster, planners will get some ideas about where to put bike-share stations that can make the system more attractive. And from research perspective, planners will have more inspiration about travel history data analysis.
Confirmed SpeakerSiqing Yi is a second-year master student of urban planning at Texas A&M University. She received her B.S. in GIS from Beijing Normal University. And from 2014 to 2015, she worked as intern at Beijing Municipal Institute of City Planning. Her research interests focus on public transportation, cycling, walking and big data. Her undergraduate thesis about examine nearby enrollment policy implementation in Beijing using smart card data won the “Excellent Thesis” at BNU. She also did some researches on BRT, subway and sustainability.