Lauren N. McCarthy
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2009
Master of Arts in Geography, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2011
Micro-Mobility and the Policy Process
Thursday, December 5, 2019, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Van Metre Hall 602, Arlington Campus
All are invited to attend.
Jonathan Gifford, Chair
Connie L. McNeely
The deployment of shared micro-mobility devices such as docked bicycles, dockless bicycles, and e-scooters have elicited varied responses from the public, policymakers, and policy entrepreneurs alike. The stable social construction of the street and sidewalk withstood the introduction of docked bicycles, yet dockless devices have upended these same stable norms set by the automobile over a century ago. As such, policymakers face multiple obstacles to establish new norms of the street and sidewalk. The dynamics of micro-mobility policy-making are not yet well understood. Thus, this research will employ multiple techniques drawn from the policy process literature to understand the complexity of the micro-mobility policy ecosystem.
A copy of this doctoral dissertation proposal is available for examination from Shannon Williams, Schar School of Policy and Government. Please contact her at email@example.com if you would like to view it or if you have any other questions.