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Spencer McNee presents 'Modelling the Bike Share Toronto Network'

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Bike Share Toronto is a docked bike share system in the City of Toronto which opened in 2011 and has since expanded to 625 stations across the city.

This thesis examines the trends in bike share trips and station activity from 2017 through 2022 in order to inform a microsimulation model of the system. Each day in 2021 is then simulated with three different rebalancing strategies to evaluate the impact of such system management on the delay experienced by users.

The study finds that the number and length of delays can increase dramatically without careful management and that optimizations in the rebalancing operations can improve efficiency. The goal of this model is to provide an operational tool that could be integrated into larger regional planning models.

About the speaker

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Spencer McNee

Born and raised in Toronto, Spencer has always been interested in infrastructure and transportation. This led him to get an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from McGill University and then work in construction management on infrastructure projects before starting his masters at U of T where he has studied the Bike Share Toronto network.

Presented by University of Toronto ITE Student Chapter, UT-ITE.

Free. All are welcome.

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September 9, 2022
11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
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Sandford Fleming Building, University of Toronto, 10 King's College Road, 3rd Floor, Room SF3103
Toronto, ON M5S 1A4 Canada


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