The Rise of E-scooters in Palermo: A SWOT Analysis and Travel Time Study

Tiziana Campisi, Alexandros Nikitas, Muhammad Ahmad Al-Rashid, Andreas Nikiforiadis, Giovanni Tesoriere, Socrates Basbas

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In recent years, e-scooters became a popular transport mode, mainly covering the “first/last mile” in the trip-chain. The recent pandemic increased the use of these vehicles because it allows social distancing. While e-scooters are already part of the daily landscape in other countries, in Italy, and especially in Sicily, their diffusion has only recently started. Operators have seen demand growth, that created several critical issues referring to vehicle maintenance and vandalism. Although e-scooters tend to be a transport solution with enormous potential, especially in overcrowded cities with increasing private car traffic, several legislative issues need also to be resolved before these can be genuinely successful. This paper shows how to improve strategic planning for e-scooter micro-mobility utilising a SWOT analysis. The paper also identifies four urban poles of attraction and analyses e-scooter suitability in terms of travel time by employing isochrones for 5, 10 and 15 min.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Science and Its Applications- ICCSA 2022 Workshops, Proceedings
EditorsOsvaldo Gervasi, Beniamino Murgante, Sanjay Misra, Ana Maria A.C. Rocha, Chiara Garau
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages15
Volume13380 LNCS
ISBN (Electronic)9783031105425
ISBN (Print)9783031105418
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2022
Event22nd International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications - Malaga, Spain
Duration: 4 Jul 20227 Jul 2022
Conference number: 22

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13380 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference22nd International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications
Abbreviated titleICCSA 2022


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