Human Behavior and New Mobility Trends in the United States, Europe, and China

42 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2019

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Kathleen Cohen

Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Students

Date Written: October 25, 2019

Abstract

New mobility trends such as shared mobility, autonomous vehicles, and mobility as a service are poised to disrupt the way the world moves. Since transport behavior is rooted in human behavior, how these trends are adopted will be influenced by behavioral preferences as well as cultural trends. This literature review looks at the behavioral preferences that will influence the uptake and impact of new mobility in the three largest markets: the United States, Europe, and China. The author finds that factors such as cost, time, comfort, convenience, safety, identity creation, and environmental concern are all important in transport modal choice. Larger societal trends such as changing preferences amongst younger generations as well as differences between urban and rural riders will also influence uptake of new mobility. Ultimately, the sustainability of new mobility in terms of reduced emissions and congestion will depend upon the adoption of shared models over private car ownership, which will require behavioral changes that could be incentivized with smart public policy.

Keywords: Mobility, Human Behavior, Transport, Sharing Mobility

JEL Classification: O, O18

Suggested Citation

Cohen, Kathleen, Human Behavior and New Mobility Trends in the United States, Europe, and China (October 25, 2019). FEEM Working Paper No. 24.2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3475381 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3475381

Kathleen Cohen (Contact Author)

Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Students ( email )

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Washington, DC 20036-1984
United States

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