Shared Mobility and Traffic Safety

Shared Mobility – Acceptance, Safety and Trends

Digitalisation and the resulting increase in the availability of various sharing vehicles (car, bicycle, pedelec, e-scooter) are steadily leading to changes in mobility behaviour. Due to the increasing number of offers and the mainstreaming potential of these, new target groups (apart from early adopters) are more and more addressed, who so far showed little experience / affinity to shared mobility. Due to the increasing number of shared mobility operators and users, it is becoming more and more important to deal with road safety in the context of shared mobility. The study commissioned by the Austrian Road Safety Board looks at shared mobility from the perspective of different vehicles (car sharing, bike sharing, pedelec sharing, e-scooter sharing) and actors (operators, users, external experts) and uses a diverse range of methods (literature research, quantitative online survey, focus groups, expert interviews). The aim is to show the importance of road safety for usage patterns and non-usage motives, and to identify the parameters that operators of shared mobility services can use to improve safety-relevant aspects.



Name: DI Vanessa Sodl
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TU Wien, Institute of Spatial Planning

Research Unit Transportation System Planning

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Funding body

Study commissioned by the Austrian Road Safety Board (KfV)

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