Traffic Study of Shared Micromobility Services by Transportation Simulation

Jalal Khalil, Da Yan, Guimu Guo, Mirza Tanzim Sami, Joy Bhadhan Roy, Virginia P. Sisiopiku

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Abstract

Micromobility refers to small, lightweight vehicles such as shared bicycles and electric scooters (e-scooters). Recently, shared micromobility services see increasing deployment in urban areas to solve the "last milé problem, where the travel distance is considered long when walking on foot, but not worth driving a car (e.g., to avoid parking). A key question to ask when deciding whether to deploy a shared micromobility service in an area is: how much car traffic can be reduced during peak hours if this service is deployed? This work answers this question by agent-based transportation simulation. The key challenge here is to generate a realistic synthetic population of the target area along with their travel day-plans. We propose to use an area-specific travel survey plus openly available data sources for this purpose, and demonstrate our approach through a case study that studied the traffic impacts of deploying dockless e-scooters in Birmingham, AL. A demo of our simulation is available at https://youtu.be/zh-mHQ6ck4U.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2021
EditorsYixin Chen, Heiko Ludwig, Yicheng Tu, Usama Fayyad, Xingquan Zhu, Xiaohua Tony Hu, Suren Byna, Xiong Liu, Jianping Zhang, Shirui Pan, Vagelis Papalexakis, Jianwu Wang, Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Carlos Ordonez
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3691-3699
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781665439022
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Dec 15 2021Dec 18 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2021 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2021

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period12/15/2112/18/21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Information Systems

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