MSc Thesis AMS Institute - Exploring The CO coin in an Urban Multi-Stakeholder Network

MADE Student Project

This research aims to evaluate the policies and strategies that cities can deploy to facilitate the transition to clean shared mobility. Using metrics, such as uptake in electric vehicles and deployment rate of shared mobility services, a baseline analysis is conducted to establish recent trends in this field for the case study of Amsterdam. Next, the system dynamics model provides insights into the interactions between the personal and shared mobility system that can be used to evaluate potential policy scenarios.
Based on the case study considered for the City of Amsterdam, the resulting trends show that the policy packages evaluated facilitate carsharing as a conduit to drastically reduce the market share of personal vehicles and are critical to the shift towards electric vehicle market dominance. The results can then be compared to inform the relative effectiveness of the policy packages considered. While there are limitations to the study, the model provides a beneficial tool for governments to evaluate effectiveness, side-effects, and constraints of transitioning the personal vehicle market towards a more sustainable future.

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Author: Nikolaus Houben

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