With this policy note, CIVITAS WIKI provides cities with a comprehensive overview on shared-mobility concepts and practices and to offer guidance to decision-/policy-makers and urban mobility professionals in identifying opportunities and challenges of shared mobility for their cities.
The concept of 'sharing' is shaking up the global economy. This revolution has an effect on all economic sectors and the mobility sector is one of the sectors facing the greatest and most revolutionary changes.
This new mobility paradigm has relevant impacts on cities and their mobility planning strategies and plans, and gives rise to several questions:
- How can cities best manage the emergence of these new shared-mobility services?
- How can the relationship between private and public interests best be managed?
- What benefits and opportunities can be identified and exploited at city level?
- What challenges and potential negative impacts need to be taken into account?
Shared-mobility services have developed in many forms: some of them are already tried and tested, while others are relatively new and have yet to achieve their full potential.
They range from the more traditional carsharing, ridesharing and bike sharing services to more innovative solutions of ride sourcing services and car park sharing. Also, novel shared-mobility services are becoming increasingly available for goods and urban freight deliveries.
The Policy Note is available to download below.