Route choice decisions of e-bike users: analysis of GPS tracking data in the Netherlands

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Abstract

Over the past years, the usage of electric bikes has emerged. E-bikes are suitable for short and medium distance trips. Therefore, the Dutch government promotes using e-bikes for daily commuting trips. However, the impact of increasing demand on the cycling infrastructure is unclear. Additionally, route choice models for e-bikes are limited. This paper estimates a route choice model for e-bike users in the Noord-Brabant region of The Netherlands. The data used are based on 17626 trips from 742 users including user profiles extracted from GPS data. In order to analyze the data, a mixed logit model is applied on the route choice of respondents with addition of the path-size attribute. Mixed logit model allows a panel data setup and enables the examination of preference heterogeneity around the mean of distance attribute. Moreover, the path-size attribute is included on the model to account for the overlap between alternatives. Socio-demographic characteristics and trip-related factors are found to be influencing on the route choice decisions of e-bike and bike users. There are differences on the significance of variables between e-bike and bike users.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeospatial Technologies for Local and Regional Development - Proceedings of the 22nd AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science
EditorsPhaedon Kyriakidis, Diofantos Hadjimitsis, Dimitrios Skarlatos, Ali Mansourian
PublisherSpringer
Chapter2
Pages109-124
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-14745-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-14744-0
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Event22nd AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, 2019 - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 17 Jun 201920 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
ISSN (Print)1863-2246
ISSN (Electronic)1863-2351

Conference

Conference22nd AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, 2019
CountryCyprus
CityLimassol
Period17/06/1920/06/19

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Keywords

  • Big data
  • E-bike
  • GPS
  • Route choice

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Dane, G., Feng, T., Luub, F., & Arentze, T. (2020). Route choice decisions of e-bike users: analysis of GPS tracking data in the Netherlands. In P. Kyriakidis, D. Hadjimitsis, D. Skarlatos, & A. Mansourian (Eds.), Geospatial Technologies for Local and Regional Development - Proceedings of the 22nd AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science (pp. 109-124). [7] (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography). Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-14745-7_7
Dane, Gamze ; Feng, Tao ; Luub, Floor ; Arentze, Theo. / Route choice decisions of e-bike users : analysis of GPS tracking data in the Netherlands. Geospatial Technologies for Local and Regional Development - Proceedings of the 22nd AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science. editor / Phaedon Kyriakidis ; Diofantos Hadjimitsis ; Dimitrios Skarlatos ; Ali Mansourian. Springer, 2020. pp. 109-124 (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography).
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Dane, G, Feng, T, Luub, F & Arentze, T 2020, Route choice decisions of e-bike users: analysis of GPS tracking data in the Netherlands. in P Kyriakidis, D Hadjimitsis, D Skarlatos & A Mansourian (eds), Geospatial Technologies for Local and Regional Development - Proceedings of the 22nd AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science., 7, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, Springer, pp. 109-124, 22nd AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, 2019, Limassol, Cyprus, 17/06/19. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-14745-7_7

Route choice decisions of e-bike users : analysis of GPS tracking data in the Netherlands. / Dane, Gamze; Feng, Tao; Luub, Floor; Arentze, Theo.

Geospatial Technologies for Local and Regional Development - Proceedings of the 22nd AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science. ed. / Phaedon Kyriakidis; Diofantos Hadjimitsis; Dimitrios Skarlatos; Ali Mansourian. Springer, 2020. p. 109-124 7 (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography).

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Dane G, Feng T, Luub F, Arentze T. Route choice decisions of e-bike users: analysis of GPS tracking data in the Netherlands. In Kyriakidis P, Hadjimitsis D, Skarlatos D, Mansourian A, editors, Geospatial Technologies for Local and Regional Development - Proceedings of the 22nd AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science. Springer. 2020. p. 109-124. 7. (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-14745-7_7