Retail Gravitation and Economic Impact: A Market-Driven Analytical Framework for Bike-Share Station Location Analysis in the United States
Bike-share programs are becoming a more frequent and popular amenity for cities around the world. Current analytical models for optimizing the placement and location of bike-share stations seem underdeveloped and potentially subject to false calibration errors. This research builds on retail gravitation models and their derivates to develop a duplicable model for bike-share location in cities in the United States. The findings suggest retail gravitation theory is helpful to bike-share station location analysis. Additionally, the findings set a framework for other cities to use as well as identify future research.
Wuerzer, Thomas and Mason, Susan G.. (2016). "Retail Gravitation and Economic Impact: A Market-Driven Analytical Framework for Bike-Share Station Location Analysis in the United States". International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 10(3), 247-259. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15568318.2014.897403