Cities Commuting Mode Share

Goals

To determine the percentage of people who commute via the designated modes in the following countries: China, Singapore, Netherlands, France, Greece, Spain, Italy, Germany, Romania, Sweden, Belgium, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, South Korea, and Australia.

Early Findings

Here is the link to the Google spreadsheet containing the project. We have completed the attached spreadsheet with additional information on the requested countries.

Germany

  • 28 percent of its population regularly commute via the public transportation system.
  • 68 percent of its population commute in their own personal or household vehicle.
  • Only 2 percent of the population regularly commute using a ride-sharing service.
  • According to the INRIX report, 59 percent of all trips in the country are below 3 miles.
  • Based on the above information, we can safely estimate that 40 percent (59 percent * 0.68) of the German population commute in their own personal or household vehicle for less than 3 miles, while 28 percent (41 percent * 0.68) commute for more than 3 miles.
  • To determine the percentage of people who do not commute via any of the previously identified modes, such as the elderly and babies, we simply sum up the previous modes. That is (28% + 2% +40% + 28%) = 98 percent.
  • Therefore, 2 percent (100% - 98%) of the German population do not commute or use any of the identified modes of transportation.

Proposed next steps:

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We are suggesting further research that will build upon the initial findings. To that end, we'd recommend research to determine the percentage of people who commute via the designated modes for the remaining countries. For each country, we will provide the percentage of people who use public transport, rideshare, a personal vehicle they use for less than 3 miles and more than 3 miles, and the percentage that don’t commute. We will input all the information between rows B to H in the shared document. We will explain each calculation or assumption that we make to find the numbers. Specifically, we will be focusing on the following countries: China, Singapore, Netherlands, France, Greece, Spain, Italy, Romania, Sweden, Belgium, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, South Korea, and Australia.
Alternatively, we could determine the top 3 - 5 challenges currently limiting the adoption of electric ride-sharing services globally. For each, we will provide a brief overview of the challenge and provide any available insights on the category of people who are disenfranchised as a result of the issue.