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Abstract

One of the most popular types of micromobility that has rapidly grown in Europe for some recent years is an electric scooter (e-scooter). An emerging phenomenon occurred in many places, including Stockholm. Regardless of some positive claims about e-scooters in urban areas, e-scooters also contribute to new urban problems. Some of the problems occurred in the sidewalk environment, and those issues are widely discussed among pedestrians. Therefore, this study will investigate how the presence of e-scooters affected the pedestrian around Stockholm inner-city based on the experience of various groups of people that use sidewalk environments, including pedestrian and e-scooter users. The finding showed that various perspectives occurred while experiencing e-scooters in the sidewalk environment. Some of the experiences also affected their decisions to walk on the sidewalks. This study expected to add some understanding of how humans perspective on perceiving new materials in their built environment could add value in the planning and design process for the sidewalk environment in the future.

Bahasa Abstract

Salah satu jenis micromobility yang populer dan berkembang pesat di Eropa dalam beberapa tahun terakhir adalah skuter elektrik atau yang lebih banyak dikenal sebagai e-scooter. Perkembangan pesat dari penggunaan e-scooter banyak ditemui di berbagai kota, salah satunya adalah Stockholm, Swedia. Kehadiran e-scooter juga diklaim memiliki beberapa potensi untuk mengurai permasalahan yang ada di perkotaan. Namun, di lain sisi, e-scooter juga menimbulkan permasalahan baru seperti terganggunya pejalan kaki saat berjalan di pedestrian. Berdasarkan isu tersebut, studi ini bertujuan untuk menganalisa dampak kehadiran e-scooter di kawasan pedestrian yang berada di pusat kota Stockholm. Studi akan didasarkan pada pengalaman dari pengguna pedestrian, termasuk diantaranya pejalan kaki dan pengguna e-scooter. Hasil studi ini menemukan bahwa pengguna pedestrian mengalami pengalaman yang berbeda, baik hanya mengganggu kenyamanan visual saat berjalan hingga mengurangi keinginan mereka untuk berjalan kaki di kawasan tersebut. Studi ini berupaya untuk memberi pandangan baru mengenai persepsi manusia terhadap material baru yang muncul di kawasan terbangun sekitarnya sehingga dapat membantu proses perencanaan dan rancang kawasan pejalan kaki di masa depan.

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