Journal article

Understanding the use of private and shared bicycles in large emerging cities: The case of Sao Paulo, Brazil

DJ Benedini, PS Lavieri, O Strambi

Case Studies on Transport Policy | Elsevier | Published : 2020


This study presents a survey and a series of analyses performed to better understand the use of private and shared bicycles in a city where bicycle infrastructure and bicycle-sharing systems are recent and still limited. Using descriptive analysis, a multivariate ordinal model and a binary choice model, we (1) explore the profile of bicyclists before and after the expansion of dedicated infrastructure and we identify behavioral differences between newcomers and experienced bicyclists; (2) analyze factors associated with frequencies of work and non-work bicycle trips, and (3) examine the role of bicycle sharing systems in promoting bicycle usage and as a multi-modality enhancer. The results s..

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