Electric scooter sharing: How do people value it as a last-mile transportation mode?

Kwangho Baek, Hyukseong Lee, Jin Hyuk Chung, Jinhee Kim

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Abstract

With its advantages in urbanized areas, the electric scooter sharing (ESS) system has received considerable popularity as a transportation mode for short-distance trips. In this paper, people's preferences toward ESS for last-mile trips were analyzed using a stated preference experiment. We designed the experiment to scrutinize how people value ESS-riding compared with other conventional last-mile transportation modes. The values of travel time components such as access and riding times are estimated using a mixed logit model. The values of riding transportation modes were significantly greater than that of walking for a last-mile trip. However, none of the time values of two modes—those from a conventional last-mile mode and ESS—was dominating because the difference in the dispersions of each made the time value curves intersect around their medians. Considering the results, we have concluded that ESS is a competitive transportation mode in last-mile situations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102642
JournalTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Volume90
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was financially supported by the Korea Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) as Innovative Talent Education Program for Smart City.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Elsevier Ltd

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Science(all)

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