E-scooter, public transit, and bikesharing

To address the policy question of how e-scooters interact with existing public mobility options, we conducted a spatiotemporal analysis of e-scooters’ relationships with public transit and station-based bikeshare in Washington DC. Results suggested that the service areas of the three modes largely overlap, and most e-scooter trips could have been made by transit or bikeshare. In addition, we found that e-scooters enhance mobility services for some underserved neighborhoods. Before COVID-19, about 10% of all e-scooter trips were taken to connect with the Metrorail system

Key words: E-scooter, public transit, bikeshare

Yan, X., Yang, W., Zhang, X., Xu, Y., Bejleri, I., Zhao, X. (2021). A spatiotemporal analysis of e-scooters’ relationships with transit and station-based bikesharing. [Download Preprint]. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. 12, 103088. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2021.103088