Mobike’s bike sharing English version research white paper report is now released.
- Men take more bike trips than women
- Mobikes now in more than 50 cities across China.
- 70%+ of users in their 20’s to 40’s.
- Bike sharing has more than doubled the usages of bicycles in China
- Those surveyed reported a 55% decrease in the number of trips by car
- In Beijing 92.9% of trips shorter than 5km are quicker by shared bike + public transport vs. car.
- In Shanghai that number is 91.9%
- Pollution levels are showing no impact on number of rides (hard to believe)
- Mobike riders in China have travelled more than 2.5 billion kilometers (to the moon and back 3,300 times)
- Retired gentlemen cycle further than anyone else!
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Bike-sharing and the City 2017 White Paper
Bike-sharing: Making Cities More People-friendly This white paper is the first comprehensive nationwide study on bikesharing in China, and its impact on urban transport, traffic, and lifestyles. It was developed by Mobike with the support of the China New Urbanization Research Institute, which was established by the National Development and Reform Commission, and Tsinghua University, and published in association with the Beijing Tsinghua Tong Heng Planning and Design Institute.
1. Bringing Bikes Back to the City
The Walking Era The Cycling Era The Auto Era The Personal Era April 2017 First bikesharing white paper 1920-1940s Bicycle as a symbol of identify 1980s-1990s “The Kingdom of Bicycles”: One bike per person 2000s Rise of cars, decline of bikes 2016 Smart bikesharing launches, bringing bikes back to cities Late 19th Century The first “foreign horses” appeared in China 1950s-1970s A bike, a watch, a sewing machine, and a radio – signs of family status.
Singapore Smart shared bikes are now available in more than 50 cities across more than 20 provinces and special autonomous regions (SARs) in China, and in Singapore Bike-sharing is growing incredibly quickly, and already covers half of China.
Users in their 60s and 70s most often ride to restaurants and shops User Profiles 70%+of users are in their 20s to 40s. 1 out of 3 users cycle for leisure and exercise Users in their teens, 20s and 30s most frequently travel to workplaces and schools 1. Bringing Bikes Back to The City Source: Mobike research Approximately 1 in 5 users take bikes to make subway and bus connections.
Male Retirees ride the longest distance Male Retirees cycle at the fastest speed Female College Students cycle the slowest In terms of total trips, male users take more trips than female users Men under 32 are the largest user demographic Young Working Ladies travel the shortest distances Female Homemakers are the smallest user demographic Male College Students are more active cyclists on weekends Mature Female Professionals take more trips on working days.
2. How Cycling is Transforming The City
The City After bikesharing: 4.8% XX% 26.57% 6.8% 30.7% 26.6% Bikesharing has more than doubled the usage of bicycles Before bikesharing: 29.8% 5.5% 31.2% 11.6% Cycling has increased in popularity by over 100% + + % refers to the percentage change after the introduction of bikesharing. Data refers to Mobike users only.
Car trips have been more than halved Our survey of bikesharing users indicates a significant decrease in car usage after bikesharing was introduced， users reported that the number of trips by car (including trips by private cars, taxi, and car-hailing apps) decreased by 55%! % refers to the percentage change after the introduction of bikesharing.
How Cycling is Transforming the City After the introduction of bikesharing, users reported a decline in auto-rickshaw trips of 53% % refers to the percentage change after the introduction of bikesharing.
Bikesharing enhances connectivity to buses and subway stations XX% XX% + + In Beijing 81%of trips start around a bus station In Shanghai, that number is 90% + + ++ In Beijing 44%of trips start near a subway station In Shanghai, it’s 51% + + Connecting with buses： Connecting with the subway： Data refers to trips started within 300m of a bus station and 500m of a subway station.
Bikesharing + public transport is the most efficient way to get around In Beijing, for trips shorter than 5km, 92.9% of trips are quicker by shared bike + public transport; for trips longer than 5km, 23.7% of trips are faster by shared bike + public transport. VS+ Shanghai 23.7% 92.9% Beijing 91.9% 43.4% 5km In Shanghai, for trips shorter than 5km 91.9% of trips are quicker by shared bike + public transport; for trips longer than 5km, 43.4% of trips are faster by shared bike + public transport. Shared bikes + public transport at peak periods vs cars.
Pollution has almost no impact on rider activity As bikesharing becomes an increasingly common transport choice, heavy pollution does not impact trip numbers Number of Trips 2016.09.20 2016.09.25 Air Quality Index High Low High Low.
Bikesharing shrinks urban carbon footprints Reducing carbon emissions by 540,000 tonnes Mobikers in China have travelled more than 2.5 billion km – the equivalent of going to the moon and back 3,300 times Taking 170,000 cars off the road for one year Planting 30 milliontrees Eliminating 4.5 billion PM2.5 particles.
Bikesharing saves energy Saving 29 million tons of oil Saving 32 days of production from China’s biggest oilfield in Daqing Saving 460 million litres of gas 2：How Cycling is Transforming The City Source: Mobike research Mobikers in China have travelled more than 2.5 billion km – the equivalent of going to the moon and back 3,300 times.
Bikesharing saves urban spaces By reducing the amount of space needed for cars and other vehicles, bike-sharing frees up enough urban space to build 600,000 homes In Beijing, bikesharing frees up space that is 5 times the size of the Olympic (Bird’s Nest) Stadium In Shanghai, the space saved is 15 times the size of People’s Park In Shenzhen, the space saved by bikesharing 2.5 times the size of the Window on the World park P P Car Parking Space Bike Parking Space 2.5M 5M 0.6M 2M
Through Mobike’s efforts, more than 10,000new bike parking locations have been installed around the country Shanghai ranks 1stin terms of new bike parking locations added One 20 square meter smart Mobike Preferred Location (MPL) is sufficient to operate 400+bikes every day Bikesharing complements public transport systems 3. Building Better Cities Together Source: Mobike research 1 2 3 4 5 Shanghai Beijing Guangzhou Shenzhen Chengdu Top 5 Cities for Cycling Infrastructure.
Mobilising our user base and leveraging our technology for smarter bike allocation During peak periods, over 200 people are reallocating bikes every second Through location-based technology and machine learning, allocation and distribution efficiency increased 20% over one month Bonus Bikes By rewarding users who take bikes to or from specific GPS-defined locations (e.g. from a low-demand to a high-demand area) we make bike allocation smarter and more efficient 3. Building Better Cities Together.
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