Enhancing Transit Access and Safety Through Equitable Micromobility Solution

Micromobility refers to transportation enabled by small, low-speed, human- or electric-powered transportation devices, such as bicycles and scooters. Micromobility may be organized and deployed as a shared vehicle system, as the first and last-mile transportation mode to supplement transit. This project will investigate two major issues associated with the use of micromobility as a solution to improve the accessibility to transit in underserved communities. The first issue is related to the identification of micromobility stations in areas that are underserved by the fixed-route transit system. The second issue is the safety impacts of implementing micromobility in the abovementioned neighborhoods, and the related infrastructure improvements. A Concept of Operations (ConOps) of micromobility will be proposed to address the needs of the first and last-mile travel in consideration of traffic safety and infrastructure needs. The research team will collaborate with the City of El Paso’s bus service operator (Sun Metro), Street and Maintenance Department, the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to use El Paso, Texas as the case study, with safety data from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), and operational experience of GLIDE Scooter.


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01897927
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Connected Communities for Smart Mobility Towards Accessible and Resilient Transportation for Equitably Reducing Congestion (C2SMARTER)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747124
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 30 2023 10:40PM