A First Look at E-Scooter Users

Alexandra Raptopoulou, Socrates Basbas, Nikiforos Stamatiadis, Andreas Nikiforiadis

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Micromobility, defined as short-distance transport, is recently experiencing a global growth. The primary goal of this new mobility trend is to provide environmentally friendly options for trips that cannot be accomplished with public transport and reduce automobile dependence. A popular transport mode is electric scooters (e-scooters) and they have been making inroads in several countries and cities on a global scale. However, there is little guidance regarding their operations. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the users’ attitudes and behavior of e-scooters in Thessaloniki, Greece. In-person and electronic surveys were completed targeting persons who have used an e-scooter more than once. The findings indicate that users most frequently ride on bicycle lanes and on roads without bike lane, while they prefer to use them for recreational purposes and not for commuting. Concerning the issues that would prevent them from using an e-scooter, greater importance is assigned to the bad behavior of car drivers, while bicycle lanes is considered the most efficient way for improving the use of e-scooters. Finally, slight differences were found on the behavior of users based on their age and gender, but people of different age and gender share similar attitudes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Mobility-as-a-Service Systems - Proceedings of 5th Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility, Virtual CSUM 2020
EditorsEftihia G. Nathanail, Giannis Adamos, Ioannis Karakikes
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2021
Event5th Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility, CSUM 2020 - Skiathos Island, Greece
Duration: Jun 17 2020Jun 19 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


Conference5th Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility, CSUM 2020
CitySkiathos Island

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021, The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


  • E-Scooters
  • Micromobility
  • Urban mobility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science (all)


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