Special Issue "Sustainable Mobility: Public-Shared Bike and Emerging Public Transport Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: traffic safety; traffic flow theory and characteristics; travel demand and behavior modeling; complex networks; transport planning; traffic signal operation; public transportation planning
Interests: transport network modeling; public transport; big data analytics; urban congestion pricing; multimodal logistics system
We are calling for papers for a Special Issue of the journal Sustainability on research into bike share (public bike) and E-bike transport – rapidly growing modes that are promoting overall non-motorized transport. In the last decade, countries like France and China have built successful docked bike share system (public bike system) substantially driven by their governments. In recent years, dockless bike share systems for shared mobility have also emerged. Initiated in China, this method has expanded to many different countries and changed the way people travel. The number of dockless bike share users in China has grown from 2 million in 2016 to 23 million in 2017 and made itself one of the most significant shared mobilities. This innovation now has spread to overseas countries including the US, UK, and Australia, bringing convenience along with the downside known as fleet “congestion” (casual parking of bikes blocking pedestrian access). While both bike share systems help to substantially increase the overall mode split involving human-powered bicycles, the traditional docked bike share and newer dockless bike share systems reveal a different attitude from governments. They are facing different challenges from policies, operations, and even legislation; while these two bike share systems affect and satisfy users’ demand in different ways. On top of active transport in a sharing economy, many researchers and experts pay much attention to emerging public transportation systems. For example, several car sharing companies operate businesses where people do not own a vehicle but rent it on-demand. So-called “mobility as a service” on-demand vehicles are also replacing traditional fixed-route services. With these emerging innovations and technology, transportation modes must be reshaped to meet future mobility.
We welcome contributions speculating on new mobility with advanced technology that can integrate many different types of public transportation systems. This Special Issue will cover many aspects including data-driven, GIS-based innovative methodologies to steer the system towards achieving targets, policy, governance, legislation, operation, integration of social science disciplines, engineering, case studies, and surveys and review papers from international and local perspectives. Proposed papers for this Special Issue may also cover a broad range of strategies that could promote the healthy and sustainable development of bike share and E-bikes.
Dr. Inhi Kim
Prof. Zhiyuan Liu
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- Shared bike
- Emerging public transport systems
- Active transport