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Title: Assessment of the bike-sharing socioeconomic equity in the use of routes
Authors: Suárez Vega, Rafael Ricardo 
Santana Jiménez, Yolanda 
Hernández Guerra, Juan María 
Santana Figueroa, José Juan
UNESCO Clasification: 531212 Transportes y comunicaciones
530204 Estadística económica
Keywords: Bike Sharing
Exponential Random Graph Models
Social Network Analysis
Socioeconomic Equity
Issue Date: 2023
Journal: ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 
Abstract: (1) Background: This work analyzes socioeconomic equity in bike-sharing systems. Specifically, we study the effect of income on bike use in an innovative way by analyzing the frequency of bike routes connecting areas with different mean incomes. (2) Methods: We use Social Network Analysis tools to estimate the probability of connection between two stations depending on income and controlling for other predictors. The method was applied to a bike-sharing system located in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. (3) Results: Stations located in lower-income neighborhoods have a lower probability of generating routes, and stations located in higher-income areas are more likely to be connected to each other. (4) Conclusions: The frequency of bike routes is more influenced by income than other socioeconomic characteristics of the area, such as commercial and leisure use. Since socioeconomic inequities are corroborated by the work, policies for lower-income users should be promoted.
DOI: 10.3390/ijgi12080320
Source: ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information[EISSN 2220-9964],v. 12 (8), (Agosto 2023)
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