This paper presents the results of a bikesharing study in City of Adelaide based on the implementation of a web-based questionnaire survey with real users of bikeshare schemes. These findings of the study pointed out that the low frequency of usage was recorded among bikeshare users. Males are more likely to utilise bikeshare than female counterparts. However, because of diversity of bikeshare operators and a provision of standard services, users’ perceptions towards the current conditions and the quality of Adelaide’s bikeshare are relatively high. In this regard, young people are indicated to have better satisfaction as compared to the older generation. Convenience and financial savings are two key factors that affect user’s choice of bikeshare, while safety concerns in relation to the intervention of other vehicles on the road as well as the lack of dedicated bicycle infrastructure are major barriers for the use of bikeshare.
This study has significant contributions in increasing the policy makers’ insights on the current bikeshare system of Adelaide before regulating feasible transport and planning policy to increase Adelaide’s level of cycling participation generally and bikeshare usage.
With regard to separation of food scraps for composting, this research identified that there are two important aspects often overlooked when the focus is only on behaviour: 1. Policy makers need to ensure that there are socio-technical systems supporting diverse groups of people...Read more
Rapid global urbanization and the increase of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect make urban cooling a necessity as well as an opportunity to increase the liveability and amenity of cities. This review is a scoping study of the relevant worldwide UHI mitigation/adaptation...Read more
Australians have world leading levels of urban resource consumption and carbon emissions – an unsustainable position in the 21 st century. Survey research at the Centre for Urban Transitions reveals that the known determinants of our large urban ecological footprints are...Read more
Urban mobility options have substantially increased in recent years, enabled by the widespread availability of smart device software Apps, geo-positioning technology, and the ease of electronic financial transactions. These options are likely to be supplemented soon by the rapidly advancing development of autonomous vehicles.
This report explores barriers to the provision of sharing economy mobility services and highlights actions that can be taken by policy makers and other organisations to support their availability. The report finds that Australia cities have similar shared mobility issues that are evident in other places around the world.