Personal transportation modes have diversified remarkably to include ultra-lightweight vehicles (ULVs), electric-assisted bicycles, and eco-friendly cars. These modes are characterized by electrification and miniaturization. Such diverse transportation modes are likely to become increasingly popular and utilized in community transportation sharing services. The authors of the current study focused on transportation sharing service modes in Kitakyushu City, Japan, seeking to clarify residents’ expectations through a survey questionnaire. We found that anxiety concerning crime, disasters and traffic accidents was greater than any inconvenience related to going out; for example, to shop. The results also showed that sharing services have yet to become popular but that they are expected to benefit citizens’ basic transportation needs and evacuation mobility during disasters, the environment and the community. Going out opportunities and community attractiveness improvements each had positive effects on future use intentions. The participants expected the community sharing of personal transportation to improve shopping and commuting convenience and the attraction of sightseeing and leisure areas.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Economics and Econometrics
- Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)