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Dockless in Sydney: The Rise and Decline of Bikesharing in Australia.
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Percentage of static bikes in Pyrmont by company and day (Bikes unmoved for 48h or more)
Heymes, Capucine and Levinson, D. (2018) Dockless in Sydney: The Rise and Decline of Bikesharing in Australia.
In mid-2017, dockless, (or stationless) bikesharing appeared on the streets of Sydney. The birth of dockless bikesharing, its evolution as well as its consequences, and use habits are studied with review of policies and field investigations. It is found that bicycle use in Sydney is less than hoped for, vandalism is high, regulations unfavourable, and thus, the conditions for successful bikesharing are not met.