Micromobility Plus Transit Equals Jobs

Linking micromobility options to public transit can improve job acessibility, new research finds.

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May 31, 2023, 11:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

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When effectively integrated with public transit offerings, micromobility can help significantly improve access to jobs, signaling a need for local governments to coordinate their transit systems and ensure easy connections.

Writing in Smart Cities Dive, Michael Brady describes new research that compares job access and micromobility options. “For the analysis, the researchers used data from Uber Movement and Mapbox to evaluate the effects of shared micromobility on job access, with and without the improved methods, in the San Francisco Bay Area, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Cairo and Mexico City.”

When changes in job access were assessed by income and race, “In the Bay Area and Minneapolis-St. Paul, the study found that micromobility improved job access more for lower-income residents compared with the average resident.” Additionally, dockless mobility added 3 to 6 percent more access to jobs than docked micromobility in the Bay Area.

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