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Is Shared Mobility Equally Accessible to All? An Income Analysis of Service Adoption

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Shared mobility services have emerged with the promise to be an alternative to private vehicles within urban transportation networks. However, the study of the typical patterns of use and adoption of these services has followed a slower pace than their deployment, making it difficult to assess beforehand whether their deployment and the characteristics of this deployment will actually contribute to a sustainable and equitable transport system. In this paper, we present a detailed comparative analysis of user’s income characteristics over the data of two different shared mobility services, a public bike-sharing and a moto-sharing system, in the city of Madrid (Spain). An income figure is assigned to each user of the service according to their home location. Results show that the public bike-sharing service appears to be more accessible to users within each studied zone whereas the moto-sharing service attracts users with higher incomes within the population.

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Martín, I., Cantú-Ros, O.G., Burrieza-Galán, J. (2023). Is Shared Mobility Equally Accessible to All? An Income Analysis of Service Adoption. In: Nathanail, E.G., Gavanas, N., Adamos, G. (eds) Smart Energy for Smart Transport. CSUM 2022. Lecture Notes in Intelligent Transportation and Infrastructure. Springer, Cham.

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