POLIS publishes results from survey on data sharing for shared micromobility
POLIS has published an exploratory survey addressing data sharing for micromobility services, helping to enhance data-driven and evidence-based decision-making.
Over the last few years, shared micromobility has become a fundamental feature of urban mobility. Services are now available in cities and regions throughout Europe and beyond, with more and more local authorities seeking to integrate micromobility into their modal mix. While COVID-19 has sped up deployment of such transport offerings, shared mobility is part of a comprehensive, longer-term shift towards sustainable urban mobility, which is here to stay.
Data data everywhere, but how are we going to share?
As shared micromobility services expand and evolve, understanding user data, and the policies and practices related to their use is critical for both local authorities and private operators. Shared micromobility services generate high volumes of data, which can aid in planning, managing, and improving the infrastructure on which these services rely. However, questions remain about how data can best be utilised to benefit authorities, users and service providers.
POLIS’ survey sheds light on this issue. We questioned over 100 stakeholders about current sharing practices, applications, challenges, and preferences for the future, answering questions including:
- Who shares what, in which format, for what purpose?
- Do organizations have the capacity to deal with, and benefit from, data sharing?
- How can the whole process be made more efficient for all?
This exploratory survey was conducted to advance POLIS’ ongoing work on three critical issues: data sharing needs and use cases, data specifications and formats, and application to other modes beyond micromobility.