Route Choice Decisions of E-bike Users: Analysis of GPS Tracking Data in the Netherlands

  • Gamze DaneEmail author
  • Tao Feng
  • Floor Luub
  • Theo Arentze
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


Over the past years, the usage of electric bikes has emerged. E-bikes are suitable for short and medium distance trips. Therefore, the Dutch government promotes using e-bikes for daily commuting trips. However, the impact of increasing demand on the cycling infrastructure is unclear. Additionally, route choice models for e-bikes are limited. This paper estimates a route choice model for e-bike users in the Noord-Brabant region of The Netherlands. The data used are based on 17626 trips from 742 users including user profiles extracted from GPS data. In order to analyze the data, a mixed logit model is applied on the route choice of respondents with addition of the path-size attribute. Mixed logit model allows a panel data setup and enables the examination of preference heterogeneity around the mean of distance attribute. Moreover, the path-size attribute is included on the model to account for the overlap between alternatives. Socio-demographic characteristics and trip-related factors are found to be influencing on the route choice decisions of e-bike and bike users. There are differences on the significance of variables between e-bike and bike users.


Big data Route choice E-bike GPS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gamze Dane
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tao Feng
    • 1
  • Floor Luub
    • 1
  • Theo Arentze
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Built EnvironmentEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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