Shared Mobility/Mobility on Demand

Video Transit Training for Older Travelers: A Case Study of the Rossmoor Senior Adult Community, California

Susan A. Shaheen, Ph.D and Caroline J. Rodier, Ph.D

In this study, the authors applied principles of social learning and marketing to develop a transit training video for residents of the Rossmoor senior adult community in California. The video features familiar community members successfully navigating specific concerns and problems related to transit use in accessing key community destinations (shopping, health care, and the nearest Bay Area Rapid Transit district station). To evaluate the effectiveness of the video, residents were recruited to complete questionnaires before and after viewing it.

Shared Mobility Policy Playbook

Susan Shaheen, PhD, Adam Cohen, Michael Randolph, Emily Farrar, Richard Davis, and Aqshems Nichols

The Shared Mobility Policy Playbook provides an introduction and definitions of shared mobility services, mode-specific resources for agencies looking to develop policies in their community, and policy-focused tools demonstrating case studies and best practices for shared mobility. 

Shared Mobility Resources: Helping to Understand Emerging Shifts in Transportation

Susan Shaheen, PhD, Adam Cohen, and Ismail Zohdy

This policy brief summarizes research findings from two shared mobility resources: the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Shared Mobility: Current Practices and Guiding Principles and the American Planning Association's (APA) Planning for Shared Mobility.

Carsharing's Impact and Future

Susan Shaheen, PhD, Adam Cohen, and Emily Farrar

Carsharing provides members access to a fleet of autos for short-term use throughout the day, reducing the need for one or more personal vehicles. This chapter reviews key terms and definitions for carsharing, common carsharing business models, and existing impact studies. Next, the chapter discusses the commodification and aggregation of mobility services and the role of Mobility on Demand (MOD) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) on carsharing.

Mobility and Energy Impacts of Shared Automated Vehicles: a Review of Recent Literature

Susan Shaheen, PhD and Mohamed Amine Bouzaghrane

Purpose of Review: The purpose of this review is to present findings from recent research on Shared automated vehicles (SAV) impacts on mobility and energy.

Shared mobility and urban form impacts: a case study of peer-to-peer (P2P) carsharing in the US

Susan Shaheen, PhD, Elliot Martin, PhD, and Mikaela Hoffman-Stapleton

This paper advances the understanding of peer-to-peer (P2P) carsharing within the broader context of shared mobility and its connection to the built environment in the US through a survey conducted in 2014 (n = 1,151). Eleven per cent of respondents used carpooling/ridesharing more, and 19% avoided a vehicle purchase due to P2P vehicle access in urban areas. Nevertheless, P2P carsharing has the potential to operate in a range of land-use environments and could be an important strategy to further deemphasize car ownership.

Chapter 13 - Sharing strategies: carsharing, shared micromobility (bikesharing and scooter sharing), transportation network companies, microtransit, and other innovative mobility modes

Susan Shaheen, PhD, Adam Cohen, Nelson Chan, and Apaar Bansal

Shared mobility—the shared use of a vehicle, bicycle, or other mode—is an innovative transportation strategy that enables users to gain short-term access to transportation modes on an “as-needed” basis. It includes various forms of carsharing, bikesharing, scooter sharing, ridesharing (carpooling and vanpooling), transportation network companies (TNCs), and microtransit. Included in this ecosystem are smartphone “apps” that aggregate and optimize these mobility options, as well as “courier network services” that provide last mile package and food delivery.

Chapter 3 - Mobility on demand (MOD) and mobility as a service (MaaS): early understanding of shared mobility impacts and public transit partnerships

Susan Shaheen, PhD and Adam Cohen

Technology is changing the way we move and reshaping cities and society. Shared and on-demand mobility represent notable transportation shifts in the 21st century. In recent years, mobility on demand (MOD)—where consumers access mobility, goods, and services on-demand by dispatching shared modes, courier services, public transport, and other innovative strategies—has grown rapidly due to technological advancements; changing consumer preferences; and a range of economic, environmental, and social factors.