Spatial heterogeneity in distance decay of using bike sharing : An empirical large-scale analysis in Shanghai

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Gao, Kun, Yang, Ying, Li, Aoyong and Qu, Xiaobo. (2021). Spatial heterogeneity in distance decay of using bike sharing : An empirical large-scale analysis in Shanghai. Transportation Research Part D. 94, p. Article 102814. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2021.102814
AuthorsGao, Kun, Yang, Ying, Li, Aoyong and Qu, Xiaobo
Abstract

Distance decay is a vital aspect for modeling spatial interactions of human movements and an indispensable input for land use planning and travel demand prediction models. Although many studies have investigated the usage demand of bike-sharing systems in an area, research investigating the distance decay patterns of using dockless bike-sharing systems (DLBS) from a spatially heterogeneous perspective based on large-scale datasets is lacking. This study firstly utilizes massive transaction record data from DLBS in Shanghai of China and online map navigator Application Programming Interface to empirically estimate the distance decay patterns of using DLBS and reveal the spatial heterogeneity in distance decay of using DLBS across different urban contexts. Afterward, this study examines the mechanism of spatial heterogeneity in distance decay, leveraging multiple data resources including Point of Interest (POI) data, demographic data, and road network data. The associations among the distance decay of using DLBS with built environment factors are investigated by multiple linear regression. Results indicate that factors such as population density, land use entropy, branch road density, and metro station density are significantly related to larger distance decay of using DLBS, while factors such as commercial land use ratio, industrial land use ratio, and motorway density are significantly linked to smaller distance decay in Shanghai. Lastly, we further employ an adaptative geographically weighted regression to investigate the spatial divergences of the influences of built environment factors on distance decay. Results reveal notably distinct and even inverse influences of a built environment factor on the distance decay of using DLBS in different urban contexts. The findings provide insights into the distance decay patterns of using DLBS in different urban contexts and their interactions with the built environment, which can support accurate planning and management of sustainable DLBS as per specific urban characteristics.

Keywordsshared micro-mobility system; distance decay; spatial interactions; spatial heterogeneity; built environment
Year2021
JournalTransportation Research Part D
Journal citation94, p. Article 102814
PublisherElsevier Ltd
ISSN1361-9209
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2021.102814
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Deposited07 Sep 2021
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