Spatio-Temporal Analysis of the Public Bike-sharing System of Taipei City

Authors: YI-CHIH TSENG*, , CHIH-YUAN CHEN, Assistant Professor
Topics: Spatial Analysis & Modeling, Transportation Geography
Keywords: sharing bicycle system, cluster analysis, spatio-temporal
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Mid-City, Sheraton, 8th Floor
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Bike Sharing has been a big boom in Taiwan. As the first city to build up the sharing bicycle rental service system, the “Youbike”, Taipei City has created more than twenty-million trips of sharing bike usages in 2015. Taking the advantage of the open data policy of Taiwan government, all the detail trips data are open to the publics. By analyzing the data from 2014 to 2015, this research focuses on the spatial-temporal patterns to reveal the user activities of the Youbike system. The previous researches have indicated that the neighborhood environmental factors are related the spatio-temporal patterns of the sharing bike usages. In our preliminary research, we have also found the rental stations near the metro rapid transit(MRT) stations have several spatial-temporal hot zones during the rush hours. For discovering other spatio-temporal patterns, the clustering analysis methods are applied and the results are visualized by using different geo-visualization tools.

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