Micro-Mobility Promises and Challenges in the Pacific Northwest

The research objective of this project is to identify the promises, opportunities, and associated challenges of the rapid adoption of micro-mobility services (shared e-scooters and bicycles) in cities and college campuses in the Pacific Northwest, specifically to a diverse population. A focus on younger demographics, people of color, and low-income families as well as a consideration of living environments (urban vs. rural) will be taken. The project should develop a deep understanding the e-scooter users’ characteristics (i.e., who are the users) and behaviors (perception and preferences). Critical factors affecting their choice behaviors (i.e., for what purposes, such as transportation or recreation) and market potential for these “light-weight” personal transportation modes should also be understood. As a result of these objectives, the knowledge gap of the ways in which these factors might impact and contribute to the emergence of a new ecosystem of shared e-micro-mobility will be filled.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $360000
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      United States Department of Transportation - FHWA - LTAP

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC    20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      University of Washington, Seattle

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

      Oregon State University, Corvallis

      Department of Civil Engineering
      202 Apperson Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States  97331-2302

      Alaska University Transportation Center

      University of Alaska, Fairbanks
      P.O. Box 755900
      Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775-5900
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wang, Haizhong

    • Start Date: 20190916
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210915
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01745559
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Nov 27 2019 5:46PM