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Spatial Equity Analysis of Dock-Based and Dockless Bike Share in San Francisco
Bike share use has grown rapidly over the past decade, and is rebounding from ridership declines in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both dock-based and dockless bike share systems can improve urban mobility and provide an alternative to car travel, supporting cities’ safety, livability, and sustainability efforts. But factors such as bike distribution, cost, and lack of payment options can limit certain communities’ access these benefits.

This webinar will present findings from a quantitative analysis comparing the service levels of dock-based and dockless bike share systems operating in San Francisco with respect to underserved communities. The analysis is based on multiple advanced metrics: the spatial distribution of service areas, available bikes and bike idle times, trip data, and rebalancing among dock-based and dockless systems. The analysis finds that the dockless bike share system’s larger service area and frequent bike rebalancing practices result in greater availability of bikes in underserved communities. These results can provide policy insights to local municipalities regarding managing bike share systems to improve equity.

Sep 29, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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