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The Association between the Regular Use of ICT Based Mobility Services and the Bicycle Mode Choice in Tehran and Cairo

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Mobility Research Cluster, Department of Work, Technology and Participation, Technische Universität Berlin, 10587 Berlin, Germany
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Center for Technology and Society, Technische Universität Berlin, 10623 Berlin, Germany
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Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management, College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg 2006, South Africa
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(23), 8767; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17238767
Received: 8 October 2020 / Revised: 22 November 2020 / Accepted: 23 November 2020 / Published: 25 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Active Commuting and Active Transportation)
Regarding the sharp growth rate of ICT (information and communication technology)—based mobility services like ridesourcing, it is essential to investigate the impact of these new mobility services on the transport mode choices, particularly on active mobility modes like cycling. This impact is more important in the MENA context (the Middle East and North Africa), where cycling does not constitute the main mobility mode in the modal split of most MENA cities. This paper studies the relationship between the regular use of ICT-based mobility services like ridesourcing and the tendency to cycle to near destinations. This paper contains the analysis of 4431 interviews in two large cities of the MENA region (Cairo and Tehran). This research uses logistic regression to analyze and compare the odds of cycling among regular and non-regular users of ridesourcing by considering the socio-economic, land use, and perception variables. The findings indicate that the odds of cycling among the regular users of ridesourcing are 2.30 and 1.94 times greater than these odds among non-regular ridesourcing users in Tehran and Cairo, respectively. Therefore, the regular users of ridesourcing are more likely to cycle to their near destinations than non-regular ridesourcing users in these cities. View Full-Text
Keywords: ICT-based mobility services; cycling; the active mobility mode; nonmotorized mode choices; ridesourcing; ride hailing; MENA region ICT-based mobility services; cycling; the active mobility mode; nonmotorized mode choices; ridesourcing; ride hailing; MENA region
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Mostofi, H.; Masoumi, H.; Dienel, H.-L. The Association between the Regular Use of ICT Based Mobility Services and the Bicycle Mode Choice in Tehran and Cairo. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 8767. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17238767

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Mostofi H, Masoumi H, Dienel H-L. The Association between the Regular Use of ICT Based Mobility Services and the Bicycle Mode Choice in Tehran and Cairo. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(23):8767. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17238767

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Mostofi, Hamid, Houshmand Masoumi, and Hans-Liudger Dienel. 2020. "The Association between the Regular Use of ICT Based Mobility Services and the Bicycle Mode Choice in Tehran and Cairo" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 23: 8767. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17238767

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