New and shared mobility services
New mobility services and business models are profoundly changing urban transport. New types of services are emerging to better serve citizens’ mobility needs in our increasingly populated and polluted cities. Car-sharing, ride-sharing, bike-sharing services and operators have multiplied rapidly over the past few years, making citizens less reliant on privately owned vehicles. Integrated platforms based on the MaaS approach include access to conventional transport services, such as buses and trams. Other novelties include a growing role of the private sector in promoting and operating these new mobility services.
The rise of new mobility services is leading to many questions and challenges for city and regional authorities, especially concerning their role in the management and in the regulation of such services. POLIS favours the exchange between its members on this topic in the Working Groups on Active Travel and Traffic Efficiency.