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Micromobility Users’ Behaviour and Perceived Risk during Meeting Manoeuvres

Highway Engineering Research Group, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(23), 12465; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312465
Received: 3 November 2021 / Revised: 15 November 2021 / Accepted: 24 November 2021 / Published: 26 November 2021
Mobility patterns and lifestyles have changed in recent years in cities worldwide, thanks to the strong rise in modes of travel commonly referred to as micromobility. In this context, e-scooters have experienced a great rise globally which has led to an increase of crashes involving this type of micromobility vehicle in urban areas. Thus, there is a need to study e-scooter users’ behaviour and their interaction with cyclists. This research aimed at characterizing the meeting manoeuvre between micromobility users along diverse typologies of two-way bicycle track by using an instrumented e-scooter. As a result, bicycle tracks having concrete or vegetated curb presented lower clearance distance (≈0.8 m) than those without edge elements (>1 m), with no statistically significant differences found between the interaction with bicycles and e-scooters. Additionally, an online questionnaire was proposed to assess users’ perceived risk during the meeting manoeuvre, concluding that micromobility users feel safer and more comfortable riding on pavements away from parked or moving motorized traffic, and on protected bicycle tracks. View Full-Text
Keywords: micromobility; bicycle track; instrumented e-scooter; meeting manoeuvre; clearance distance; perceived risk micromobility; bicycle track; instrumented e-scooter; meeting manoeuvre; clearance distance; perceived risk
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Fonseca-Cabrera, A.S.; Llopis-Castelló, D.; Pérez-Zuriaga, A.M.; Alonso-Troyano, C.; García, A. Micromobility Users’ Behaviour and Perceived Risk during Meeting Manoeuvres. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 12465. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312465

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Fonseca-Cabrera AS, Llopis-Castelló D, Pérez-Zuriaga AM, Alonso-Troyano C, García A. Micromobility Users’ Behaviour and Perceived Risk during Meeting Manoeuvres. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(23):12465. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312465

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Fonseca-Cabrera, Alejandra Sofía, David Llopis-Castelló, Ana María Pérez-Zuriaga, Carlos Alonso-Troyano, and Alfredo García. 2021. "Micromobility Users’ Behaviour and Perceived Risk during Meeting Manoeuvres" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 23: 12465. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312465

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