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Potential effects of mobility hubs : Intention to use shared modes and the intention to reduce household car ownership

Claasen, Y. (2020) Potential effects of mobility hubs : Intention to use shared modes and the intention to reduce household car ownership.

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Abstract:Both the average household car ownership and the absolute number of private cars have increased in The Hague over the last ten years (CBS, 2019a, 2019b). Cars are parked for more than 90% of the time (KiM, 2018). This requires a considerable amount of parking space. Municipalities would like to use the parking space for other purposes due to the limited urban space. A transition from a mobility system based on car ownership towards a mobility system based on sharing may reduce the need for parking space. For instance, Nijland and van Meerkerk (2017) investigated the effect of carsharing on household car ownership among Dutch carsharing users and concluded that car ownership has reduced from 1.12 to 0.72 cars/household. However, it has not yet been investigated to what extent mobility hubs could contribute to reduce household car ownership. Mobility hubs are locations in residential areas, where shared cars, mopeds, electric bicycles and electric cargo bicycles are offered together. This research is aimed at investigating the potential effects of these mobility hubs. The intention to use mobility hubs and to relinquish a car have been investigated by conducting a survey among households with a car in two research areas in The Hague: the inner-city neighbourhoods Geuzen- en Statenkwartier, Bomen- en Bloemenbuurt and Vruchtenbuurt (N=583) and the VINEX-neighbourhoods Ypenburg and Leidschenveen (N=591). Both research areas have a high parking pressure. The investigated inner-city neighbourhoods have a larger supply of shared modes and different built environment characteristics than the investigated VINEX-neighbourhoods.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Programme:Civil Engineering and Management MSc (60026)
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