Insights into factors affecting the combined bicycletransit mode

Joeri van Mil, Tessa Leferink, Jan Anne Annema, Niels van Oort

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This paper considers an upcoming, sustainable multimodality: the combination of bicycle and transit. The flexibility of the bicycle combined with the speed and comfort of good transit can be a highly competitive alternative to the car. This study shows that many factors influence the uptake and attractiveness of the bicycletransit combination. An in-depth literature review resulted in over thirty unique factors: six transit related factors, twenty first-last mile factors and fifteen context related factors. All these factors might influence the demand for this ‘new’ mode positively or negatively. An exploratory choice modelling study showed that Dutch bicycle-train users in our sample are willing to pay €0.11 for a minute less bicycle time, €0.08 for a minute less train time, €0.11 for a minute of less time to park and €0.60 per avoided transfer. These kinds of insights give the bicycle and transit sector valuable information to be used in modelling multimodality and cost-benefit analyses, thereby supporting improved decision making and integrated design of bicycle and transit networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of CASPT 2018
Subtitle of host publication23-25 July, Brisbane, Australia
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventCaspt 2018: 14th Conference on Advanced Systems in Public Transport and TransitData 2018 - Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 23 Jul 201825 Jul 2018
Conference number: 14


ConferenceCaspt 2018: 14th Conference on Advanced Systems in Public Transport and TransitData 2018
Abbreviated titleCASPT 2018


  • Transit
  • Cycling
  • Behaviour


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