Shared mobility systems

Gilbert Laporte, Frédéric Meunier, Roberto Wolfler Calvo

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Shared mobility systems for bicycles and cars have grown in popularity in recent years and have attracted the attention of the operational research community. Researchers have investigated several problems arising at the strategic, tactical and operational levels. This survey paper classifies the relevant literature under five main headings: station location, fleet dimensioning, station inventory, rebalancing incentives, and vehicle repositioning. It closes with some open research questions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-360
Number of pages20
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015


  • Bicycle and car sharing
  • Fleet dimensioning
  • Inventory rebalancing
  • Shared mobility systems
  • Survey
  • Vehicle repositioning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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