Evaluation of Transportation Network Infrastructure, Safety, and Travel Route Characteristics of Bike Share, Electric-Powered Pedal-Assist Bike Share, and Electric Scooter System Operation

An emerging trend in U.S. cities is wide-scale availability of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) trip making options for a variety of trip purposes. MaaS is revolutionizing urban trip making and is credited with travel that is more convenient, more sustainable, more tech-savvy and more customer service oriented. MaaS includes rapidly expanding bike share, electric-powered pedal-assist bicycles (e-bikes) and electric powered scooters (e-scooters) systems. Individual rideshare MaaS systems are proliferating across U.S. cities in response to unmet demand for convenient mobility in short distance (3-mile, or less) urban trip making and first-mile/last-mile options for public transit travel. Using global positioning system (GPS) tracking data, user demographic information, transportation network conditions, and traffic operations data, a comparative Geographic Information System (GIS) research investigation will be conducted, in cooperation with private mobility as a service (MaaS) partners, focusing on the following objectives: (1) establish a better understanding of these travel modes to accommodate shared mobility demand; (2) identify operational patterns of use of the transportation network infrastructure; (3) catalogue critical elements of system implementation to be addressed by local jurisdictions; and (4) evaluate potential for serving as an effective countermeasure to urban network congestion for mid-size cities.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $119997
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747104

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

      University of Florida
      365 Weil Hall
      Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
    • Project Managers:

      Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

    • Performing Organizations:

      The Citadel

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      171 Moultrie Street
      Charleston, SC  United States  29409

      Georgia Institute of Technology

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      790 Atlantic Drive
      Atlanta, GA  United States  30322
    • Principal Investigators:

      Davis, William

    • Start Date: 20200201
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220730
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01729956
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747104
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jan 31 2020 5:15PM