Title: Measuring shared mobility feasibility through shared mobility readiness and hesitation indices

Authors: Sujit Gajananrao Metre; Monika Jain

Addresses: S.B. City College, Nagpur, 440009, India ' Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Management Studies and Research, Rashtrasant Tokadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Maharashtra, India

Abstract: The think tanks of developing countries have decided to go ahead with a shared mobility initiative to target the traffic-related challenges. The focus of the initiative is on making structural changes. Behavioural changes, although important, find a secondary place while planning such implementation. The current research has developed a conceptual and hypothesised model based on the documents and literature advocating shared mobility and tested the same using secondary and primary data. The shared mobility readiness index (SMRI) and shared mobility hesitation index (SMHI) are created to understand the acceptability of this initiative. The research concludes that the people are influenced by the idea but when it is their turn to implement it, they will hesitate. It has also been observed that since the problem is city-specific, the responsibility of the behavioural change lies with the local self-governments.

Keywords: traffic congestion; vehicle pooling; pollution; shared mobility readiness index; SMRI; shared mobility hesitation index; SMHI; sustainable environment; security; privacy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2022.124302

International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 2022 Vol.24 No.1/2, pp.176 - 196

Received: 20 Jun 2020
Accepted: 04 Dec 2020

Published online: 21 Jul 2022 *

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