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Ma, Ting; Chao Liu; and Sevgi Erdogan
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Planners and transportation policy makers have long hoped that bike sharing systems, which allow users to rent bikes for a short period of time will provide practical transportation benefits and not just recreational benefits. If these bike share systems can serve as a practical transportation option, they may help better connect people with public transit services, by extending public transit's catchment area, and thus enhance urban mobility. However, little research has empirically investigated this question.

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To better understand if bike share systems encourage public transit use, a research team at the University of Maryland College Park collected data on Capital Bikeshare and Metro-rail trips in the Washington DC area to better understand the synergistic effects (if any) between bike sharing systems and public transit. The research team collected Capital Bikeshare origin and destination (O/D) data, built environment and socio-economic data, and Metro-rail data. They then used to these data to build a regression model with Metro-rail trips as the independent variable.

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Vol. 2534, No.1 (2015)
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Transportation Research Record
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2135
Title
Bicycle Sharing and Transit: Does Capital Bikeshare Affect Metrorail Ridership in Washington D.C.?
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