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Assessing the relationship between Ride-Hailing and sustainable transportation modes in Vancouver

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(Project) M.Urb.
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The relationship between ride-hailing and urban mobility has challenged governments and policy-makers worldwide to advance overall mobility options. The main challenges are related to how ride-hailing can improve mobility without increasing problems associated with car-based trips. On January 23, 2020, Vancouver finally concluded the provincial and municipal regulatory framework and issued the Licence Application Decision for Uber and Lyft to operate as ride-hailing services. This thesis seeks to identify the risks that ride-hailing poses to other transportation modes, specifically public transit, walking, and cycling in Vancouver, by assessing the interactions between mobility and socio-demographic data with public opinion and the current ride-hailing policies and regulations. The main findings show a very heterogeneous mobility pattern across the city, with different risks of ride-hailing modal substitution to particular neighborhoods. Additionally, it suggests improvements to the current regulatory framework in areas like environment, accessibility, congestion, labor rights, infrastructure, and open data.
110 pages.
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Thesis advisor: Perl, Anthony
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