Travel Behavior: Shared Mobility and Transportation Equity

Authors: Susan Shaheen, PhD, Corwin Bell, Adam Cohen, Balaji Yelchuru

Date: August 2017

Abstract: Shared mobility—the shared use of a motor vehicle, bicycle, or other low-speed transportation mode that allows users to obtain short-term access to transportation on an as-needed basis—has the potential to help address some transportation equity challenges. In an effort to categorize the myriad of transportation equity barriers facing transportation system users, this primer proposes a ‘STEPS to Transportation Equity’ framework including: Spatial, Temporal, Economic, Physiological, and Social barriers. For each barrier category, shared mobility opportunities and challenges are explored along with policy recommendations.

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January 12, 2018