Micromobility Resources

In order to assist planners, researchers, and others interested in micromobility research, resources are provided with links to data, including usage data sets, survey data, provider selection data, permit requirements, and agreements. A survey of 31 U.S. cities is also provided, which has information for comparisons across the country and links to those programs and materials they have published. Each page on this website also contains references with links to the materials that provided the information used to build these pages.


Effectively Deploying Shared Micromobility – Policy Document

Micromobility devices represent a paradigm shift from our current autooriented transportation system: evidence indicates that shared micromobility may be more efficient, cheaper, and less damaging to the environment for certain trips. Dockless e-scooters are a prime example of “shared micromobility,” a new category of light, single-occupancy vehicles available for short-term rentals.

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Bystanders of Shared Micromobility – Technical Report

This paper was developed through an environmental scan of current technologies and e-scooter research, interviews with researchers, transportation planners, and industry professionals, and a deep dive into current micromobility programs and regulations. One challenge was acquiring data regarding usage and injuries, which are only published piecemeal through individual cities, making it difficult to compare nationally. The report details findings from the deep dive into current micromobility programs and regulations, a description the needs and responsibilities of bystanders, including other micromobility users, pedestrians, motor vehicle drivers, and community members who do not necessarily use micromobility. Challenges and solutions for micromobility deployments are also discussed.

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Implications for Interactions Between Micromobility and Autonomous Vehicles – TRB Poster

This work discusses potential interactions and impacts between autonomous vehicles and micromobility. While fully automated privately owned AVs are not yet commercially available to the public, robotaxis, shuttles and delivery bots are becoming increasingly common, especially in densely populated urban areas. New types of micromobility devices, such as e-scooters are also being introduced into the same areas. While extensive research and safety testing exist for both domains, potential interactions between these two types of mobility in real world environments requires consideration. By exploring the current state of both technologies and early evidence currently available, we catalogue the potential implications of their interactions, particularly with respect to communication, expectations, infrastructure, risky behavior, and the impact of data limitations.

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