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Dockless bike-sharing findings by SMART could boost usage, reduce urban and visual pollution

Dr Xiaohu Zhang, SMART FM Postdoctoral Associate, shares some conclusions in this first-ever research based on real dataset, on the usage of dockless bike-sharing in Singapore

First-ever research based on real dataset, on usage of dockless bike-sharing in Singapore

While the Singapore government has just mandated the sharing of data by the dockless bike-sharing companies on 5 Mar 2018, the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) has already published the world’s first research paper – “Understanding the usage of dockless bike sharing in Singapore” – in the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation in February 2018.

Leveraging a new analysis method developed by the SMART Future Urban Mobility (FM) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG), the researchers made several findings which could help Singapore find an equilibrium between demand and supply of such bicycles, given that the fleet size is now no longer constrained by the capacity of the docking stations.

The conclusions of this study may offer some guidance to urban planners, policy makers and transportation practitioners. See media coverage in Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao and Channel NewsAsia.


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