Special Issue of Sustainability.

Shared Mobility.

Guest Editors: Friman M., Olsson L.E, & Guyader H.

Deadline: 31 May 2021.

Shared mobility refers to the shared use of any transportation mode (e.g., carpooling, free-floating car sharing, on-demand taxi services, bike sharing, e-scooters, Mobility-as-a-Service solutions), and can be viewed as a tool to reduce congestion, emissions, and costs, or as a way to increase accessibility to daily activities. New technologies and innovations have enabled a “sharing economy” paradigm in society which is represented in the mobility sector by a diversity of sharing solutions from both the public and private sectors—that is, non-profit cooperative and grassroots initiatives, commercial providers offering on-demand rental services and operating platform business models, and governmental and local mobility solutions developed at the city level. Shared mobility innovations providing access to mobility instead of favorizing private car usage and ownership have the potential to increase people’s wellbeing, as they reduce the environmental impact of their daily travels while gaining in convenience.

The overall purpose of this Special Issue is to focus on the user perspective on shared mobility in order to better understand the drivers, barriers, limitations, and potentials of diverse shared mobility solutions to contribute to a more sustainable society. The Special Issue editors wish to bring together distinguished researchers from a variety of academic backgrounds with the aim of presenting recent advances in this emerging field.

Systematic reviews, meta-analyses, conceptual papers, experimental studies, empirical cases, online surveys, and intervention studies are welcome. No weight will be given to results being null, mixed, or positive. Studies on potential side effects of shared mobility (positive or negative) and methodological challenges are also welcome.

This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to shared mobility, such as:
– Accessibility
– Combined mobility
– Commuting
– Daily travel
– Integrated travel
– Mobility-as-a-Service
– Mode use
– Nonownership
– Shared mobility
– Sharing economy
– Social inclusion
– Sustainable travel
– Travel behavior
– User experiences
– Wellbeing

Sustainability is a peer-reviewed open-access journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of sustainability.  

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