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How to improve the 'Sepeda Kampus' bicycle sharing system

Engels, J.M. (2016) How to improve the 'Sepeda Kampus' bicycle sharing system.

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Abstract:The masterplan of the Gadjah Mada University aims to achieve a more sustainable and environmentally friendly campus. The introduction of a bicycle sharing system is an embodiment of the vision. The aim of the implementation of this bicycle sharing system is to increase the meeting between students across the campus. The bicycle sharing system should also improve the connectivity between the university buildings and contribute to a healthier environment. In 2011 the bicycle sharing system called ‘Sepeda Kampus’ was introduced as follow up of the in 2005 introduced ‘Sepeda HIjau UGM’ (Green bicycle UGM). The centre of transportation and logistics of the Gadjah Mada University helped to introduce this system and is currently working on the improvement of the system. This research will contribute its part to improve the system, it will look at the characteristics of the system, the relationship between cycling behaviour and the characteristics and analyse which improvements will help to promote that more people use the bicycle sharing system. The research that is going to be described in this report will give an answer to the following research question: ‘Which factors influence the bicycle travel demand of the bike sharing system at Gadjah-Mada University in Yogyakarta’. To answer this question an online survey was constructed which covered four different aspects that are relevant to the research. First socio-demographic characteristics were collected followed up by questions about the current bicycle usage. These two categories were followed up by statements about characteristics of the bicycle sharing system, people could agree or disagree with these statements. The last section of the survey consists of seven combinations of stated improvements. The underlying idea here was to analyse which factors will influence people so that they will cycle more with the ‘Sepeda Kampus’ system. Between the 29th February 2016 and the 12 May 2016, 1936 valid responses were collected. The biggest group which participated in the research were the students, this could be expected because students are also the biggest group within UGM. One important finding of this research is that the more positive people are about the system the more they cycle with or without the system. The next thing is that the weather influences the choice to cycle the most. The results from the last section of the survey indicate that for users and possible users of the systems single policies are just effective as the introduction of all three policies. Based on the answers to the statements and the stated improvements the most important factors to increase the travel demand are better service, more and easier accessible stations within the area. To increase the safety more bicycle paths which are better signed, or even physical separated from other traffic, should be established.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Civil Engineering BSc (56952)
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