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Mode substitution induced by electric mobility hubs: Results from Amsterdam

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Gustav BosehansORCiD, Professor Margaret Carol Bell CBE



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© 2024 The Author(s)Electric mobility hubs (eHUBS) are locations where multiple shared electric modes including electric cars and e-bikes are available. To assess their potential to reduce private car use, it is important to investigate to what extent people would switch to eHUBS modes after their introduction. Moreover, people may adapt their behaviour differently depending on their current travel mode. This study is based on stated preference data collected in Amsterdam. We analysed the data using mixed logit models. We found that users of different modes not only have varied general preferences for different shared modes but also have different sensitivity for attributes such as travel time and cost. Public transport users are more likely to switch to eHUBS modes than car users. People who bike and walk have strong inertia, but the percentage choosing eHUBS modes doubles when the trip distance is longer (5 or 10 km).

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Author(s): Liao F, Vleugel J, Bosehans G, Dissanayake D, Thorpe N, Bell M, van Arem B, Homem de Almeida Correia G

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment

Year: 2024

Volume: 129

Print publication date: 01/04/2024

Online publication date: 29/02/2024

Acceptance date: 14/02/2024

Date deposited: 10/04/2024

ISSN (print): 1361-9209

ISSN (electronic): 1879-2340

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2024.104118


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