This project investigates the role of E-Scooters in mobility. It tries to understand how they are used, how they could be used, and how to build a safe infrastructure to make them an attractive first/last mile solution in dense and vibrant cities. The project has carried out a detailed study on how scooters are used in downtown and midtown Altanta: Shared E-scooters: Business, Pleasure, or Transit? The results are surprising and show significant business and parking trips, as indicated in this 2-D Origin-Destination matrix.
E-scooters provide a unique and innovative approach to personal mobility. This project aims to explore the uses of e-scooters to increase accessibility and create first mile/ last mile solutions. E-scooters can transform mobility in various parts of Atlanta and the project works with the city and with the Midtown Alliance to explore various possibilities.
Shared E-scooters: Business, Pleasure, or Transit? William Espinoza, Matthew Howard, Julia Lane, Pascal Van Hentenryck, Transportation Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2020.