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Bike-Sharing Systems as Integral Components of Inner-City Mobility Concepts: An Analysis of the Intended User Behaviour of Potential and Actual Bike-Sharing Users

  • Johanna WengEmail author
  • Thomas Bäumer
  • Patrick Müller
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Introduction

According to the United Nations, 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050 (United Nations 2019). This growing population density in cities comes accompanied by challenges such as higher motorisation rates, leading to increased air pollution, traffic congestion and safety risks (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung 2016). To combat these challenges, cities need to design integrated and sustainable mobility concepts that complement local public transport and motorised private transport. Bike‐sharing systems can represent integral components of such inner‐city mobility concepts. The use of shared bicycles enables individual and intermodal trip chains. In addition, residents and visitors can be provided with a sustainable and affordable alternative to other means of transport. Bike‐sharing systems can also bridge existing gaps in the public transport network, such as by covering the distance between a public transport...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HFT StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.HFT StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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