Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Faculty Advisor

Higgins, Lorraine D.

Abstract

Rideshare bicycles and scooters have risen in popularity in recent years. This project assisted the US Consumer Product Safety Commission in understanding rideshare safety risks, rider behavior, and how rideshare companies and local authorities manage these risks. We achieved this through reviewing literature on rideshare programs, observing riders, surveying the public, and interviewing local officials and company employees. We found that many devices on the street have observable maintenance problems that could pose risks. We also found that many riders engaged in high risk behaviors, such as failing to wear helmets and riding in restricted areas.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

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