Sustainable mobility Academic Research

Bicycle Sharing Systems in Southern European island cities

Across the globe, the approach to transport planning is shifting towards sustainable urban mobility planning, in an effort to address traffic congestion, air pollution, and carbon emission reductions, and to promote a better quality of life for urban citizens. In this context, Bicycle Sharing Systems (BSS) have emerged as a transport innovation, allowing for multimodal travel, without having to own a private bicycle, while normalizing cycling in cities where this was not previously the norm. The findings and recommendations of this study contribute to a better understanding of BSS use and cycling in the context of ‘starter’ cycling cities, as well as suggestions for how to overcome the barriers and leverage the motivators for the promotion of cycling, towards the goal of making sustainable urban mobility a reality. Read the dissertation here.

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