Bike-Sharing Station Usage and the Surrounding Built Environments in Major Texas Cities

Louis G. Alcorn, Junfeng Jiao

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Abstract

This study analyzes the effect of different built environments on bike-share usage in nascent dock-based systems in three Texas cities. Past research offers little insight as to whether elements associated with higher bicycle usage in major cities affect ridership in secondary, developing bike-share markets within lower density American cities. In Austin and Houston, a positive relationship emerges between bike-share usage and proximity to high-comfort bicycle facilities. All three cities demonstrated surprisingly minimal relationship between bike-share usage and other proven drivers of bicycling activity in urban areas, which may result from system design for leisure- and recreation-based trips.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Planning Education and Research
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019

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built environment
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Keywords

  • GIS
  • bike-share station usage
  • built environment
  • kernel density

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Urban Studies

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