Equipment Research & Results



214 documents found

Bicycle Sharing Systems Demand

This study aims to relate the demand of bike-sharing systems with external characteristics that affect bicycle usage in order to determine an appropriate territorial distribution.

Wed 5th Feb 2014

Public Bicycle-Sharing System Research in Suburban Area: Case Study in Shanghai, China

This study examines bike share programs in suburban areas, focusing on users' behavioral characteristics and factors that affect usage.  The aim is to identify approaches that can improve the usage of this sustainable mobility solution.

Wed 5th Feb 2014

How Does Land-Use and Urban Form Impact Bicycle Flows—Evidence from the Bicycle-Sharing System

This study looks at the BIXI bike sharing system in Montreal and examines the influence of meteorological data, temporal characteristics, bicycle infrastructure, land use and built environment attributes on arrival and departure flows at the station level. 

Wed 5th Feb 2014

Costs and benefits of a bicycle helmet law for Germany

This study presents the costs and benefits of a law requiring cyclists to wear a helmet in Germany.

Tue 4th Feb 2014

Head-form accelerations and injury criteria for helmeted and unhelmeted impacts

 This research performed biomechanical testing of paired helmeted and unhelmeted head impacts using a validated anthropomorphic test headform and a range of drop heights between 0.5 m and 3.0 m, while measuring headform acceleration and Head Injury Criterion (HIC).

Mon 3rd Feb 2014

Are Bikeshare Users Different from Regular Cyclists?

In recent years, bikeshare systems have spread throughout the United States. Despite the increase in systems and users, little is known about how bikeshare member demographics and travel patterns compare with those of traditional bicyclists. To bridge the gap, this study investigated bikeshare system user travel behavior and developed a profile of user demographics through the comparison of short-term (1 day) users and annual members of Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) in Washington, D.C., with profiles of area bicyclists. Data originated from a Washington, D.C., regional household travel survey of 2007-2008, an intercept survey of short-term CaBi users, and an online survey of annual CaBi members. The analysis compared gender, race and ethnicity, age, and student status, as well as socioeconomic status across the surveys. The comparison included trip purpose, helmet use, and travel modes for trips that were replaced by bikesharing. 

Sun 2nd Feb 2014

Reflections on the Development of Urban Bicycle Traffic

This study looks at the necessity of developing "green traffic" when the travel environment is deteriorating in terms of safety and efficiency.  The study explores the development of bicycle traffic systems through the construction of bicycle tracks, installation of bike share systems, building of the riding environment, selection of bicycle development model and improvement of social recognition degree.

Wed 15th Jan 2014

Towards bicycle demand prediction of large-scale bicycle sharing system

This study focuses on predicting bicycle usage demand in the Velib system of Paris, which is a large-scale bicycle sharing service covering the whole Paris and its near suburbs.

Mon 13th Jan 2014

Modeling Demand for Bicycle Sharing Systems – neighboring stations as a source for demand

This study models the underlying demand for bikes and return boxes using data from the BSS Citybike Wien in Vienna, Austria. In particular, the influence of weather and full/empty neighboring stations on demand is studied using different count models.

Tue 7th Jan 2014

Cycling, Health and Safety

This report of the OECD International Transport Forum's Cycling Safety Working Group monitors international trends in cycling, safety and policy, and explores options that may help decision makers design safe environments for cycling.

Fri 3rd Jan 2014