OVERVIEW

Shared electric scooters (e-scooters) are fast becoming a mobility option in cities across the United States. This new micromobility mode has the potential to replace car usage for certain trips, which stands to have a positive impact on public health and sustainability goals. However, many aspects of this emerging mode are not well understood.This webinar explores the findings of three NITC studies examining transportation mode choices, safety, and public health outcomes of electric scooters.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • describe the ways in which electric scooters may provide new substitutive, complimentary or synergist transportation opportunities for different activities, compared with conventional modes (e.g., vehicles, transit, biking, walking). 
  • distinguish different types of crash and injury behaviors and risks for electric scooter users in the built environment.
  • recognize relationships between mode choices around e-scooters may influence other health outcomes, including those related to changes in physical activities.

THE RESEARCH

The three studies were funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC):

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