Simulating the choice of E-bike on the execution of activity-travel programs using a multi-state supernetwork approach

Feixiong Liao, Theo Arentze, Harry Timmermans

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Abstract

During the last decade, considerable efforts have been devoted to reduce car dependency and increase the share of fuel-efficient, space-saving and healthier transport modes. A new transport mode-electric bike (E-bike) is gaining ever-increasing popularity in many countries. However, relatively few studies have been concerned with the choice of E-bike from the demand side. This paper attempts to simulate the choice of E-bike on the execution of full activity-travel programs using a multi-state supernetwork approach. Being considered a private vehicle, the E-bike can be easily integrated into the supernetwork model. Given the action spaces of individuals', the choice of E-bike can be evaluated systematically. The simulation is applied to the Den Haag-Rotterdam-Dordrecht corridor, The Netherlands. Four speed scenarios of E-bike, defining combinations of travel speed and costs are examined. The simulation results confirm the general experience that the E-bike replaces the bike and car for medium-distance trips.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2012
Subtitle of host publicationTransportation and Logistics Management
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies
Pages237-244
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789881581419
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event17th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS 2012) - Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 15 Dec 201217 Dec 2012

Conference

Conference17th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS 2012)
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period15/12/1217/12/12
OtherTransportation and Logistics Management

Keywords

  • Activity-travel pattern
  • E-bike
  • Multi-state supernetwork

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Simulating the choice of E-bike on the execution of activity-travel programs using a multi-state supernetwork approach'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this