Dockless Scooter Travel: A Land Use Model with Implications for California

This research builds a land use regression model to explain dockless scooter trip generations. The authors use publicly available scooter trip generation data for Louisville, Kentucky and Minneapolis, Minnesota and publicly available data on land use characteristics. The model shows that scooter trip generations are associated with higher employment densities, higher densities of entertainment land uses (bars and clubs), and in some specifications higher densities of eating establishments and university buildings. The authors establish that using the regression results to predict out of sample gives predictions that correspond well to observed scooter trip generations in Austin, Texas. Because scooter trip data are not available for research in California, the authors use the Minneapolis model to predict scooter trips as a function of land use characteristics in California census tracts. The results yield a promising screening method that can highlight census tracts with land use characteristics that are potentially supportive of micromobility and non-automobile short-trip travel. The authors recommend that such a screening method can be a first step in more detailed analyses of planning programs or infrastructure that could support non-automobile short-trip travel.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 47p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01786718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PSR-19-02
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747109; TO-014
  • Created Date: Oct 29 2021 12:17PM