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Are shared vehicles shared by all? A review of equity and vehicle sharing
Journal of Planning Literature (2020)
  • Jennifer Dill, Portland State University
  • Nathan McNeil, Portland State University
Vehicle sharing services (bikeshare, carshare, e-scooters) offer the potential to improve mobility and accessibility for disadvantaged populations. This paper reviews research related to equity and vehicle sharing, focusing on race/ethnicity, income, gender, age, and disability. We find evidence of disparities in use of shared vehicles, which is only partly explained by lack of physical proximity. Some studies reveal additional barriers to use, particularly for bikesharing. More research on barriers is necessary, particularly for carsharing. We identify several programs aimed at reducing barriers, though evidence of their impact is necessary to inform practice.
  • Shared mobility; Bikeshare; Carshare; E-scooters; Equity
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Publication forthcoming in Journal of Planning Literature. Available online. Author’s file accepted for publication on September 24, 2020 The author's version of the article shared here is protected by copyright and reuse is restricted to non-commercial and no derivative uses. Users may download and save a local copy for personal reference.