Pursuing softer urban mobility behaviors through game-based apps

Gianfranco Rizzo, Salvatore Di Dio, Domenico Schillaci, Giorgia Peri, Antonino Nucara, Salvatore Di Dio, Domenico Schillaci, Francesco Massa

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Abstract

Cities are currently engaged through their urban policies in pushing people towards less environmentallyimpacting mobility modalities: therefore, cycling and walking are strongly promoted, especially by means of newand wider limited traffic and no-cars zones. In this paper, the effectiveness of the new smartphones and appsbased technologies in modifying the mobility behaviors of citizens towards more sustainable choices has beeninvestigated. Specifically, the potential of a smartphone app, directly involving citizens by means of a gamerewarding the most sustainable trips, has been tested on a university commuters' group. These latter, starting fromtheir current mobility situation, were challenged by an enhanced scenario characterized by more restrictive andsustainable targets. Promising results have been obtained suggesting that game–based tools could be effectivelyused as urban policy interventions intended to obtain a more sustainable mobility
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalHeliyon
Volume6
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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