An analysis of the operational characteristics of the transit system serving the town of Velenje (Slovenia) revealed poor performance and the need for improvements. This paper describes the potential integration of an electric bike-sharing system and a semi-flexible demand-responsive transport system to effectively solve this issue. Additionally, general guidance is provided for transit systems with low travel demand. Appropriate transport system schedules are proposed to facilitate customers' use and thus to move demand shares away from private motorized transport. Focus group interviews, implemented to directly involve local stakeholders, revealed an overall positive perception of the proposed transport system. Furthermore, the cost analysis demonstrated that the costs of the new system would not be much higher for the municipality than those currently incurred, making it an important performance improvement achieved at low cost.
The combination of e-bike-sharing and demand-responsive transport systems in rural areas: A case study of Velenje / Bruzzone, F.; Scorrano, M.; Nocera, S.. - In: RESEARCH IN TRANSPORTATION BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 2210-5395. - 40:(2021), p. 100570. [10.1016/j.rtbm.2020.100570]
|Titolo:||The combination of e-bike-sharing and demand-responsive transport systems in rural areas: A case study of Velenje|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rtbm.2020.100570|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|