Complementarity of dockless mircomobility and rail transit
place - north america, place - urban, mode - bike, mode - rail, mode - tram/light rail, policy - sustainable, land use - impacts
Cycling, E-scooters, Transit, Shared micromobility, Sustainable transportation
Shared micromobility services have undergone rapid growth in cities throughout the world, including expansions in bike sharing and e-scooter sharing services. Shared micromobility provides a potential complement to public transit by accommodating first and last-mile trips. I analyze detailed data on shared, dockless bikes and e-scooters from Seattle, Washington. I find micromobility vehicles cluster near Seattle's rail transit stations. During the study period, Seattle expanded its rail system into a new section of the city. I use the system expansion as a natural experiment to provide evidence of complementarity between shared micromobility and public transit. Using a differencein-difference strategy I find that, after a new light rail station opened, the flow of new micromobility vehicles increased significantly within a 5 min walking radius of the station. I provide causal evidence that local rail transit increases the use of dockless micromobility vehicles.
Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Elsevier, copyright remains with them.
Tyndall, J. (2022). Complementarity of dockless mircomobility and rail transit. Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 103, 103411.
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