The meeting was intended to provide an introduction to the topic of urban transport user behaviour, particularly in the context of micromobility, micropayments and optimal urban policies. First, Łukasz Nawaropresented the similarities and differences between electric scooter and shared bike systems. The presentation was intended to answer questions such as what is the distribution of travel time and distance in the different shared mobility systems in Warsaw, how do they support or compete with public transport, and what is the significance for choices of the stationlessness of scooters in relation to the need to rent a bike from and return it to a station.
By how much would the number of journeys decrease with an increase in price, and can decisions about journey length made by those paying be made in the same way as those not paying? Users» reluctance to pay for transport and the psychological effect of a zero price are presented on the basis of empirical data. The data referred to by the speaker came from several diverse cities in Europe and the USA.
The last part of the speech was devoted to further research plans. A plan to investigate the valuation of stationarity based on a discrete choice experiment was discussed. It will find out how much sharing bike users would gain from being able to leave their bikes anywhere – as electric scooters are currently left – and how much e‑scooter users would lose from not being able to do so. The result of the study will be a valuation that city governments can contrast with other aspects of driverless systems to create welfare-maximizing policies, companies to price chargers cost-effectively and with researchers to decompose the merits of transportation types.