Undergrad Research at Spokane, Washington
Shenuque Tissera, Exploring Low Income User Behavior in the New York Citi Bike Program
Citi Bike is the largest bike share system in the United States, outperforming other programs such as Boston’s Hubway and Washington’s Capital bikeshare programs. To fully explore the value of this transportation method and to develop better operational practices, we argue that a full understanding of usage patterns of riders is necessary. In our preliminary analysis, it is clear that bike share users vary considerably and there is not just one type of rider. In fact, Citi Bike seems to be skewed towards the more affluent even though lower income riders can receive subsidized memberships.