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Redesigning streets for micromobility: improving mobility and access to transportation for less able users

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posted on 2023-09-08, 17:32 authored by Tsz Lok Candy Lee

Transit oriented development and transit social equity have been emerging topics among solving urban mobility challenges. Of particular interest are first-last mile trips, which refers to the movement of people and goods from its transportation hub to its final destination. Micromobility has been found to be key in solving the first-last mile problem. Currently, little research has been completed on micromobility, and no design guidelines exist to guide planners, urban designers, and decision-makers on how to plan for the upcoming mode of transport. This study aspires to provide preliminary street design guidelines for micromobility integrated into existing urban streets. To model new micromobility street design guidelines, streets are redesigned in Toronto and Hong Kong, demonstrating how streets will function in two very different municipal contexts. It is strongly recommended for future streets fitted with micromobility, to design for universal use to address the rapidly ageing and diverse urban populations.


Key Words:

Urban Design, Streets, Micromobility, Transit Oriented Development, Active Ageing

History

Language

English

Degree

  • Master of Planning

Program

  • Urban Development

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

  • MRP

Thesis Advisor

Ronald Keeble

Year

2021