Understanding the Sustainability of Bike Sharing Systems: A Tale of Eight Cities

Zhaoyu Kou

Purdue University

I am a PhD student in the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University, specializing in the field of Operations Research. My current research interest focuses on the optimization of sustainable multi-modal urban transportation systems and the understanding of urban travel patterns. I received a Master of Science degree in Earth and Environmental Engineering from Columbia University in 2016 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) in 2014.


Bike sharing is an emerging mode of transportation in urban systems. It provides convenient mobility to short-distance travelers both for sightseeing purposes and for making connections between other transportation modes. As... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Zhaoyu Kou (Purdue University)
  2. Hua Cai (Purdue University)

Topic Areas

• Open source data, big data, data mining and industrial ecology , • Sustainable urban systems


ThS-20 » International comparisons of sustainable systems (13:45 - Thursday, 29th June, Room E)

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