La movilidad post pandemia: perfiles y usos de la micromovilidad en Barcelona

Translated title of the contribution: Post-pandemic mobility: profiles and uses of micromobility in Barcelona

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Abstract

The emergence of micromobility as a sustainable and inclusive alternative to conventional motorized modes has gained particular importance as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The aim of the article is to study the profile of the users of these means of transport and how the pandemic has modified their trips, contributing to the incipient research in this area. The study offers an approach to these new forms of mobility in Barcelona, using the first survey carried out in the city on users of electric scooters, shared conventional and electric bicycles, and shared electric motorcycle (n = 902). The presented analysis indicates that the most frequent users are young, employed men. The reasons for travel are diverse, although they vary depending on the vehicle. The results also indicate that almost a third of micromobility users changed their usual transport mode due to the pandemic, especially those who previously travelled by public transport or walking. The potential of micromobility to reduce emissions is questioned and social implications are pointed out, both due to the differentiated use based on sociodemographic characteristics, and to the impact on health and public space.
Translated title of the contributionPost-pandemic mobility: profiles and uses of micromobility in Barcelona
Original languageSpanish (Bolivia)
Pages (from-to)72-96
Number of pages25
JournalRevista Transporte y Territorio (RTT)
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2021

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