Attitudes of E-Scooter Non-users Towards Users

Athanasia Kostareli, Socrates Basbas, Nikiforos Stamatiadis, Andreas Nikiforiadis

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Abstract

Micromobility aims to provide environmentally friendly options for trips that cannot be accomplished with public transport and reduce automobile dependence. The most recent transport mode for accomplishing such trips is the electric scooter (e-scooter) and they have flooded several countries and cities taking a significant share of trips. However, there is little guidance regarding their operations and initial observations demonstrate public disdain. This article deals with the evaluation of the public opinion in regard to e-scooters based on those who do not use them. To solicit input, an in-person and an electronic questionnaire were used in Thessaloniki, Greece. Statistical analysis of the collected data was undertaken to establish possible pattern of public opinion and identify situations of e-scooters that cause problems in pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic. Furthermore, the lack of infrastructure, which is a deterrent to e-scooter use, and the absence of a legislative framework that sets out the rules for traffic seem to be main concerns. Finally, the surveys noted that e-scooters will be promoted and integrated into traffic by designing and building adequate infrastructure, training users in Highway Code and imposing fines on offenders.

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
Pages87-96
Number of pages10
DOIs
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
Volume1278
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference5th Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility, CSUM 2020
Country/TerritoryGreece
CitySkiathos Island
Period6/17/206/19/20

Keywords

  • E-Scooters
  • Micromobility
  • Urban mobility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science (all)

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