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Analysis of the use and perception of shared mobility: A case study in Western Australia

Standing, C., Jie, F., Le, T., Standing, S. and Biermann, S. (2021) Analysis of the use and perception of shared mobility: A case study in Western Australia. Sustainability, 13 (16). Article 8766.

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The sharing economy has acquired a lot of media attention in recent years, and it has had a significant impact on the transport sector. This paper investigates the existing impact and potential of various forms of shared mobility, concentrating on the case study of Wanneroo, Western Australia. We adopted bibliometric analysis and visualization tools based on nearly 700 papers collected from the Scopus database to identify research clusters on shared mobility. Based on the clusters identified, we undertook a further content analysis to clarify the factors affecting the potential of different shared mobility modes. A specially designed questionnaire was applied for Wanneroo’s residents to explore their use of shared mobility, their future behaviour intentions, and their perspectives on the advantages and challenges of adoption. The empirical findings indicate that the majority of respondents who had used shared mobility options in the last 12 months belong to the low-mean-age group. The younger age group of participants also showed positive views on shared mobility and would consider using it in the future. Household size in terms of number of children did not make any impact on shared mobility options. Preference for shared mobility services is not related to income level. Bike sharing was less commonly used than the other forms of shared mobility.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Murdoch Business School
Publisher: MDPI
Copyright: © 2021 by the authors
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