The rise of micromobilities at tourism destinations

Davies, NJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9889-1205, Blazejewski, L and Sherriff, GA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3420-3477 2020, 'The rise of micromobilities at tourism destinations' , The Journal of Tourism Futures .

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Abstract

Purpose This paper aims to identify the need for research that focuses on micromobilities at tourist destinations, charting their recent expansion and exploring development challenges.
Design/methodology/approach This discussion draws together recent evidence and studies that are directly and indirectly related to the rise of micromobilities. It identifies and critically analyses the trend going forward, its potential benefits and challenges, and offers several areas of future study.
Findings Micromobilities relates to a new umbrella term that includes, but is not limited to, walking, cycling (both existing modes), e-bikes and e-scooters (new modes). The proliferation of new micro-modes in urban zones at destinations can be viewed positively in terms of their potential to increase sustainable urban mobility and therefore destination attractiveness; but also negatively in terms of potential space issues, accessibility and sustainable implementation. Destination developers and stakeholders should therefore consider carefully how to successfully integrate micromobilities into sustainable transport systems.
Originality/value This paper addresses a trend that is extremely prominent at many destinations but largely absent from academic study and that is also being described by commentators as key to sustainable futures at destinations.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of Tourism Futures
Publisher: Emerald
ISSN: 2055-5911
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Depositing User: NJ Davies
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 11:37
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2020 15:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/53112

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