GECKO project partner Polis publishes discussion paper on shared micromobility

Taking the long view on short trips

Shared micromobility has become an increasingly debated topic among local authorities, private mobility providers and the general public. New studies, reports and guidelines are being published regularly, along with a steady stream of news and editorials.

In order to support cities and regions to assess whether, or to what extent, shared micromobility can have a positive impact for sustainable urban transport systems, GECKO project partner Polis has issued a discussion paper, titled Macro managing Micro Mobility: Taking the long view on short trips.

The paper brings together issues that emerged in the intense dialogue conducted on shared micromobility for over a year with many cities and regions, as well as with the industry, road user associations, transport operators and academia. The ultimate aim of the report is to provide a constructive framework to stimulate strategic discussion between cities and industry in a solutions-driven manner.

The first section of the report is dedicated to how micromobility companies operate, both in terms of their business model and their most common operational practices. The “key strategic issues” of public space, infrastructure, safety, equity, environmental impact, cooperation, fees and data are addressed in the second section of the report.

Lastly, the tools that can be used to make shared micromobility work for cities are presented in the third section of the report. These cover a broad spectrum of activities and measures in the areas of market access control, customer protection, data collection and enforcement.

The full discussion paper is available here.

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