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Optimal Placement of the Bike Rental Stations and Their Capacities in Olomouc

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Several towns over the whole world run the network of the station for rent a bike for municipal transport. The town Olomouc has good condition for bike transport. The town is flat, and private transport by bike is very often. There is the opportunity to prepare the network of bike rental station. The rent out the bike is assumed for daily transport of inhabitants or tourists and visitors. The presented study shows the analysis of optimal placement of the rental station in Olomouc. The spatial analysis is based on data about street lines, cycling lines and numbers of inhabitants and others. Extension Network Analyst for ArcGIS was used for location and allocation analyses. Moreover, the suggestion of capacities (number of position for bikes) for each station was calculated. The result is two variants for 3 and 4 min walking time to the rental station.


  • Rental station
  • Cycling
  • Location analysis
  • Allocation analysis

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Work was supported by the project CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0166.

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Dobešová, Z., Hýbner, R. (2015). Optimal Placement of the Bike Rental Stations and Their Capacities in Olomouc. In: Ivan, I., Benenson, I., Jiang, B., Horák, J., Haworth, J., Inspektor, T. (eds) Geoinformatics for Intelligent Transportation. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Springer, Cham.

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