The potential effects of Community Hub for Smart Mobility (CHSM) on travel mode choice for accessing transit: a case study of Austin, TX



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The Smart Mobility Hub is part of the Smart Cities movement of creating shared mobility in cities. These hubs allow access for e-mobility with e-scooters, e-bikes, and charging stations to provide micro-mobility to neighborhoods struggling with the first-mile problem of public transit accessibility. Access to modes other than cars can provide services to those without vehicle access and circumvent car dependency's negative externalities by providing a connection point within a community. The case study will focus on creating a base model for Austin's neighborhood, Georgian Acres. The base model will serve to study the hub in an underserved community. Studying the hub's impact could lead to more creation of these hubs within the Austin area to create a network of Smart Mobility Hubs. It is essential to understand the hub's impact on the neighborhood's mobility patterns and the ability to fulfill the goals of creating Smart Cities that focus on shared mobility, accessibility, and sustainability.


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