Optimierung von "Bike Sharing" Systemen in Europäischen Städten

01.09.2008 - 31.12.2011
(a) Specific Objectives: OBIS will improve the role and the opportunities of bike sharing as a valuable instrument to foster clean and energy efficient sustainable modes of mobility in urban areas. It improves environmental performance, enhancing the quality of public transport, supports health and the overall quality of life. Due to the broad commitment of authorities to new green strategies, bike sharing is recognised as attractive to further cycling in urban areas in general. With respect to different countries, OBIS will identify good practices, success factors, limits and market potentials by analyses, demonstrations and optimised strategies. Key findings and recommendations will be published in a comprehensive manual. This handbook will support the adoption of bike sharing all over Europe and guide the relevant actors implementing efficient bike sharing schemes. It will furthermore be an essential input for adjustments in mobility strategies and frameworks. (b) Description of the work: The work programme of OBIS comprises horizontal and vertical activities that will enable a thorough assessment towards validated findings and results. First, inventory and market analyses will examine situations and market potentials for bike sharing in different countries including barriers and market needs. As a core element of the work programme, vertical demonstrations with the focus on new approaches, advanced technologies and extension of bike sharing schemes will be tested, evaluated and optimised. With these experiences and results, OBIS will derive policy recommendations and boost decision steering for sustainable and energy efficient urban mobility. OBIS will promote and disseminate the project results to the wider audience of European cities. Finally, OBIS will raise the awareness of relevant actors and motivate them to adopt bike sharing as an innovative individual system of public transport. (c) Major outputs and results: The tested demonstrations will strengthen the role of bike sharing as a daily mode of transport. Systematically gathered experiences from nine European countries and numerous cities will provide an important resource for further development. The Manual as the central output of OBIS will display the various situations, market potentials and optimisation approaches. Together with the international conference, decision makers and potential market actors will be enabled to derive strategies for an advanced implementation as well as to identify needs and options. This will increase the market attraction of bike sharing. The developments of efficient or even profitable bike sharing schemes will be accelerated publicly by giving strategic recommendations and privately by identifying market potentials. With an increased level of bike sharing and improved overall modal split OBIS will also contribute to an improvement of energy efficient mobility.






  • European Commission (EU) Sonstige EU-Forschungsinitiative Europäische Kommission Ausschreibungskennung IEEA 2007 Antragsnummer IEE/07/682/SI2.499209


  • Energy and Environment


Leihräderbike sharing
Marktpotentialmarket potential

Externe Partner_innen

  • Carsharing Italia srl
  • EFFIA MTI Mobility Land Use, Intermodality
  • Safety and Mobility Department of Barcelona City Council
  • Ökoinstitut Südtirol/ Alto Adige
  • DB Rent GmbH
  • CETE - Centre d'Ètudes Techniques de Lyon
  • Choice GmbH
  • Transport Research Centre v.v.i.
  • Altran DSD
  • Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development
  • Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan
  • CTC Charitable Trust
  • Transport for London
  • Pomeranian Association ¿Common Europe¿