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The shortest path usually isn’t the best one, according to bikeshare users

posted Aug 20, 2018, 12:33 PM by Chris McCahill
Many transportation models assume that people choose the shortest (or least cost) path connecting them from point A to point B. But this isn’t how individuals actually behave—or so confirms one recent study based on bikeshare trip data. This affects how we model travel behavior, but also our understanding of people’s travel preferences and the ways in which we accommodate them.