NTRANS has the pleasure of welcoming you to a new season of our bi-weekly lunch box webinars. This spring semester the webinars will take place on Wednesdays at 12-13.00.
What is the perceived number of alcohol units people think they can safely consume before riding an electric scooter (NAUS)? Which groups of people are more likely to report higher NAUS? Does risk perception influence the NAUS?
In this presentation, Milad firstly will briefly overview papers he has worked on for his PhD so far and then present one of his newly published papers about the safety challenges associated with a green mobility transition; e-scooters as micro-mobility options. A successful transition for micro-mobility options requires us to also consider the safety challenges that these emerging options bring with them into the transportation system. Despite the rapid growth in popularity of e-scooters, their initial use was not strictly regulated by applicable regulations in many cities, resulting in safety challenges. E-scooter riding under the influence of alcohol is one of the most frequently reported risky behaviours among riders in various countries, especially in the Nordic countries. For instance, according to hospital reports in Oslo, around half of the e-scooter crashes are under the influence of alcohol.
Milad Mehdizadeh’s background is in civil engineering (transport engineering) and traffic psychology (environmental psychology). He is currently researching travel behaviour, traffic psychology, and how transportation interacts with health, environmental, energy, and safety issues using theory-driven, data-driven, and simulation modelling approaches. These days, he is specifically working on a project, investigating mobility transition in Norway: opportunities and challenges, funded by NTRANS at NTNU. https://www.linkedin.com/in/milad-mehdizadeh-52317095/
Tomas Moe Skjølsvold, Vice Director NTRANS