Modeling e-scooter use at the street segment level

Electric scooters (or e-scooters) have quickly proliferated in cities worldwide, presenting a host of regulatory challenges. We analyze trip origins and destinations for shared e-scooter use at the street-segment level. Results show that street segments near tourist sites, hotels, and transit stops attract the most scooter-trip destinations. In constrast, the supply of available e-scooters is the dominant force shaping scooter-trip origins

Key words: E-scooter, street segment, public transit, travel demand

Merlin, L., Yan, X., Zhao, X. (2021). A segment-level model of shared scooter origins and destinations. [Download Preprint]. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 92, 102709. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2021.102709