New micromobility means of transport: an analysis of e-scooter users' behaviour and speed in Trondheim

Fabbrica, Silvia (2020) New micromobility means of transport: an analysis of e-scooter users' behaviour and speed in Trondheim. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Ingegneria civile [LM-DM270], Documento full-text non disponibile
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This paper presents the findings regarding speed and behaviour of e-scooter users in the context of Trondheim city (Norway). The study consisted primarily of an observational study, where the speed of e-scooter users was measured, and their behaviour registered. A survey was also carried out to complement the observations and investigate the underlying motivations of both users and non-users of e-scooters. The observations were carried out on 6 different streets in the city centre. Road user, traffic and street characteristics that could influence user behaviour was noted. For each e-scooter user the following variables were registered: speed, other road users present, gender, age (≤ 35 or > 35), distance from pedestrians when passing, speed adaptation, type of facility used and shared or private e-scooter. A total of 204 e-scooters were observed. The speed data was analysed both through basic between group comparisons, as well as through estimation of a generalised linear regression model. The average speed was 15,40 km/h. The most common type of users was a male, younger than 35 years, riding a shared e-scooter without interactions with others. The drivers who ride in the roadway are the fastest, followed by those who ride in the cycle path/lane. The e-scooter users reduce the speed in the presence of other vulnerable users and in crowded conditions. Age and gender had very little effect on the speed. The survey was distributed on the street and posted on the net. There were just 87 respondents and only 30% of them use e-scooters. In general, the survey confirms the results from the observations. The results show that in the studied context the e-scooter users are more like bicyclists than pedestrians, preferring to use bicyclist facilities where possible, and having a speed closer to a bicyclist.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Fabbrica, Silvia
Relatore della tesi
Correlatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Curriculum: Infrastrutture viarie e trasporti
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
E-scooter,Vulnerable Road Users Behaviour,Bike lane,Path choice
Data di discussione della Tesi
12 Marzo 2020

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