The Environmental Effects of New Mobility Services

The proposed white paper will summarize the expected environmental effects of new mobility services, and critically evaluate the empirical and modeling evidence that test these effects. The review will focus on carsharing and on-demand ride services. Carsharing services will encompass roundtrip, one-way, and peer-to-peer services. On-demand services will include e-hail taxi (e.g., Uber and Lyft), shared taxi (e.g., UberPool and Lyft Line), peer-to-peer ridesharing (e.g., Carma), and microtransit (e.g., Bridj). The review will focus on these services because they have complicated, both positive and negative, effects on the environment. These services are also likely to be early adopters of automated vehicle technologies. This review will help untangle the magnitude and balance of these complex effects and provide a structured lens through which to evaluate current and emerging evidence.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      Sacramento, CA  United States  95819

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Azevedo, Christine

    • Performing Organizations:

      National Center for Sustainable Transportation

      University of California, Davis
      Davis, CA  United States 
    • Principal Investigators:

      Rodier, Caroline

    • Start Date: 20160701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20170331
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01620636
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: California Department of Transportation
    • Files: UTC, RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 4 2017 10:57AM