Understanding Micromobility User Preferences for Future Infrastructure and Policy Improvements in Abu Dhabi

Nadia Maksoud, Hamad Al Jassmi, Umair Hasan, Mohamed Jama Mohamed

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Abstract

The use of the powered micro-mobility devices has increased significantly around the world, especially with the development of the new electric transportation system. In this research, a questionnaire survey was conducted to provide policymakers with guidelines to encourage users to use micro-vehicles. The survey explores the usage patterns of micro-mobility vehicles in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, focusing on the types of infrastructure used and the frequency of usage. The research aims to determine what factors would encourage users to use their devices more frequently, with a focus on safety and convenience. According to the survey results, the vast majority of micro-mobility users in Abu Dhabi are currently riding on off-road paths shared with pedestrians, with only slight variations among different micro-mobility types. It was also found that the most common type of infrastructure used was off-road shared tracks with pedestrians, followed by off-road sign-posted tracks shared with pedestrians. There has been a variation in the usage frequencies of the different infrastructural facilities for micro-mobility ridership. However, the usage frequency of micro-vehicles on-road and off-road signposted lanes is almost the same across all the survey locations in Abu Dhabi. The findings of this paper can be used by policymakers to improve micro-mobility and make them more accessible to people.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMoving Integrated Product Development to Service Clouds in the Global Economy - Proceedings of the 21st ISPE Inc. International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2014
EditorsMahmoud Shafik
PublisherIOS Press BV
Pages104-111
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781643683843
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 30 2023
Event6th International Conference on Intelligent Traffic and Transportation, ICITT 2022 - Paris, France
Duration: Sept 25 2022Sept 27 2022

Publication series

NameAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering
Volume34
ISSN (Print)2352-751X
ISSN (Electronic)2352-7528

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Intelligent Traffic and Transportation, ICITT 2022
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityParis
Period9/25/229/27/22

Keywords

  • E-scooters
  • Micromobility
  • infrastructure
  • policymaking
  • transportation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Software
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Strategy and Management

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