E-Scooter Safety: Issues and Solutions

Electric scooter (or e-scooter) usage continues to expand worldwide with shared, rented, and privately owned devices. While many communities with e-scooter sharing programs have observed social, health, economic, and environmental benefits of enhanced multimodal travel and having more alternatives to vehicle use, these effects are often accompanied by real and perceived safety challenges. Given the need for policymakers to quickly respond to emerging technologies and changes in public demand for micromobility, many groups have sought to document noteworthy practices and develop guidance for managing micromobility programs. However, available data, standards, and research tools to evaluate programs have lagged behind the rapid adoption and expansion of e-scooter programs, while the legal guidance around e-scooters remains a patchwork of state and local regulations. This project sought to build upon existing research to date, identify key gaps in knowledge and data related to e-scooter behavioral safety, and develop evidence-based guidance that can enhance the coordination of behavioral safety programs and countermeasures with a broader toolbox of approaches to improve safety for all road users. This Final Report presents research activities, methods, findings, and recommendations for future research.

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    • Submitted February 2023.
  • Authors:
    • Sandt, Laura
    • Gelinne, Dan
    • West, Alyson
    • Harmon, Katherine J
    • Blank, Kristin
    • Bryson, Meg
    • Combs, Tabitha
    • Cherry, Christopher R
    • Sexton, Emma
    • Shah, Nitesh
    • Wen, Yi
    • Azad, Mojdeh
    • Neshagarian, Ashkan
    • Clewlow, Regina
    • Seki, Stephanie
    • Brown, Charles T
    • Sanders, Rebecca
  • Publication Date: 2023


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 235p
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  • Accession Number: 01893341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309710558
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BTSCRP Project BTS-10
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2023 4:34PM