Company Knowledge Framework and Mobility between Locations
The LUISS University of Rome has over 4000 students, 2 offices and a total of 4 buildings. The internal parking lot has 65 seats for cars and 200 for motorcycles. Analyzing the company knowledge framework, in addition to the home-work journeys, also the (systematic) journeys were taken into account that can occur daily between the two offices, about 3km away.
Survey and Mobility Habits
The survey made it possible to identify the domicile of students and workers, and the mode of transport used to reach the University on a daily basis. More than 80% of students and workers live in the municipality of Rome, and there is a high population density near their respective locations, with a very high pedestrian rate, typical of university students.
Analysis of the LUISS shuttle
The survey showed that:
- 1 student in 4 routinely uses the company shuttle to reach the University
- The peak hours in which to increase the races consist of a morning band (7:30 – 10:30) and an afternoon (16:30 – 19:30) coinciding respectively with the beginning and the end of the lessons.
An interesting fact comes from the analysis of satisfaction with the shuttle service if the company provided certain services. In particular, the introduction of a management system (software or app) able to inform students in real time about the times of the races and the expected waiting times, could lead to an increase in the use of the service.
Analysis of the LUISS Bike Sharing
Analyzing the data obtained during the survey, the bike sharing offered by LUISS has obtained a rather negative result, as it is used only by 1% of the students.
The rate is around 40-50 students, who use the service offered mainly for short trips between the two locations, declaring an average satisfaction rate of about 3.5 / 5.
The low use of the service is mainly due to 3 reasons:
- Low need to move between locations
- Urban area of Rome is not optimal for cycle mobility
- The university shuttle covers the same routes with a higher level of service
Analysis of the LUISS Car Sharing
In the Metropolitan Area of Rome about 2 students out of 10 claim to use Car Sharing services in a habitual way, while even 7 out of 10 use it even if sporadically. The option to activate a new service offered directly by the university was investigated. The service in question has been deemed useful and satisfactory, even for journeys during the hours of soft and weekend, which are beyond the simple mobility of home-study or home-work