The Safer Scooting Study

This project is a partnership between faculty at Queensland University of Technology (Dr. Haworth) and the University of Tennessee (Dr. Cherry) and industry partners Bird Scooter company is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC). This three-year project aims to provide an understanding of how and why people use e-scooters and how rider behavior and safety outcomes change with experience. The anticipated goal of this project is to harness the potential benefits of e-scooters as an efficient replacement for short car trips and a way of improving access to public transport while minimizing the dangers to riders and pedestrians. This knowledge is expected to inform governments at all levels, industry, and riders on how to optimize e-scooter design, use, and regulation to contribute to improvements in transport, health, and environmental outcomes for all Australians.