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Low-cost shared mobility alternatives in rural areas: A case study of ride-sharing benches in the German-speaking community of Belgium
Madani, Negarsadat; Creemers, Lieve; Moeinaddini, Mehdi et al.
2022In Case Studies on Transport Policy, 10 (4), p. 2393 - 2400
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Keywords :
Ride-sharing; Ride-sharing benches; Rural areas; Travel choices; Geography, Planning and Development; Transportation; Urban Studies
Abstract :
[en] This paper focuses on a low-cost shared mobility solution in the German-speaking Community of Belgium (Ostbelgien). Like many other rural areas, Ostbelgien is car-oriented and has low public transport coverage. The main objective of this paper is to introduce the concept of ride-sharing benches in Ostbelgien. In addition, an online survey was conducted to assess the knowledge of the concept and its potential use according to socio-economic, socio-cognitive, and geographic characteristics. The survey demonstrated that there is a high potential for using it in the future. Socio-economic and socio-cognitive factors determine the potential use of ride-sharing benches, whereas geographical factors predominantly influence knowledge of the concept. The users consider using the benches in combination with the scheduled bus service. This service can be a low-cost and practical shared mobility solution, especially for rural areas with low public transportation coverage. The locations of the benches can be integrated into an application to stimulate the use of the ride-sharing benches.
Disciplines :
Civil engineering
Special economic topics (health, labor, transportation...)
Author, co-author :
Madani, Negarsadat  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Urban and Environmental Engineering
Creemers, Lieve;  Transportation Research Institute (IMOB), Hasselt University, Belgium
Moeinaddini, Mehdi ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Urban and Environmental Engineering  ; Queen's University Belfast, Centre for Public Health, United Kingdom ; Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Saadi, Ismaïl ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département ArGEnCo > Transports et mobilité ; Univ. Gustave Eiffel, IFSTTAR, COSYS-GRETTIA, France ; National Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS), Belgium
Cools, Mario  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département ArGEnCo > Transports et mobilité ; Faculty of Business Economics, Hasselt University, Belgium ; Department of Informatics, Simulation, and Modeling, Belgium
Language :
English
Title :
Low-cost shared mobility alternatives in rural areas: A case study of ride-sharing benches in the German-speaking community of Belgium
Publication date :
December 2022
Journal title :
Case Studies on Transport Policy
ISSN :
2213-624X
Publisher :
Elsevier Ltd
Volume :
10
Issue :
4
Pages :
2393 - 2400
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Funders :
F.R.S.-FNRS - Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique [BE]
ERDF - European Regional Development Fund [BE]
Funding text :
This work was supported by the ERDF co-financed by the Walloon Region and the Belgian province of Limburg under the Interreg V-A Euregio Meuse-Rhine 2014-2020 for the EMR Connect (ECON) project and by the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) through the funding of the Advanced Agent-based Modeling of Mobility-as-a-Service (ADAM) project. Besides, we would like to thank the German-speaking Community of Belgium and Far Mith for the distribution of the questionnaire.
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