The Impact of Shared Mobility Options on Travel Demand

The project goal is to use existing travel behavior datasets to identify patterns in the emerging use of shared mobility options. A partnership between the UW and UI, the project will analyze data from several large datasets in Washington and Idaho states, to include data on household travel available from metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs); employers’ data from Commute Trips Reduction program (CTR); longitudinal (2008-2018) data from National Institute of Health sponsored projects in King County; and data from dockless bike share programs. Associated global positioning system (GPS) data may also be used to facilitate the analyses (e.g., to identify detailed travel patterns). The project will produce basic statistics on current household travel patterns by all modes. Travel demand will be analyzed as related to age, gender, and socioeconomic status; to location (i.e. urban, suburban, and rural); to main activity (i.e. commute trip, shopping, social events and recreation). Changes in these patterns will be identified from available longitudinal data. CTR data will provide information on mode and mode changes for commute trips, as well as on employers’ policies that affect travel mode choice. Data from bike share programs will yield information on the location, frequency, and duration of bike trips. The UW-UI partnership will also seek to establish connections with local transportation Network Companies (TNCs) and Mobility Service Providers (MSPs) to probe new and emerging trends. The project promises to help better understand the impacts of the new travel options in different settings of the Pacific Northwest Region. It will provide useful insights to agencies that are developing policies with respect to the new mobility services to further promote non-single-occupancy-vehicle (SOV) travel in the Region.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $360000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

    University of Washington
    More Hall Room 112
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

    Pugest Sound Regional Council

    1011 Western Ave
    # 500
    Seattle, WA  United States  98104

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    433 Brooklyn Ave. NE
    Box 359472
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-9472
  • Project Managers:

    Vernez-Moudon, Anne

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    433 Brooklyn Ave. NE
    Box 359472
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-9472

    University of Idaho, Moscow

    Department of Civil Engineering
    P.O. Box 441022
    Moscow, ID  United States  83844-1022
  • Principal Investigators:

    Vernez-Moudon, Anne

    Lowry, Michael

    Shen, Qing

  • Start Date: 20180816
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200815
  • Actual Completion Date: 20200715
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01701470
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747110
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2019 3:21PM