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Shared mobility refers to the shared use of a vehicle, bicycle, or other transportation modes.

It is a transportation strategy that allows users to access transportation services on an as-needed basis. Shared mobility is an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of transportation modes including carsharing, bike-sharing, peer-to-peer ridesharing, on-demand ride services, micro transit, and other modes.

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By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 16 Sep 2019

Malta proposes new e-scooter regulation

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The Maltese Government has put forward a law which aims to regulate the use of electric scooters.

The number of electric scooters on Maltese roads has been steadily increasing in recent months, however, their use was not specifically covered by any specific regulation. The proposal comes after a surge of reports of accidents linked with e-scooters resulted in calls for tighter regulations.

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 13 Sep 2019

IT-TRANS 2020

IT-TRANS is one of the leading intelligent urban transport systems conferences where the sector meet to exhange, discuss and invent digital solutions. Experts from around the globe will address key issues such as artifical intelligence and internet of things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, on-demand and shared mobility, data ownership and mobility as a service (MaaS).

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 13 Sep 2019

The positive influence of the SUMP on travel behaviour in Bremen (short video)

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Dr. Joachim Lohse, Bremen’s Senator for Environment, Urban Development and Mobility explains how Bremen have managed mobility in Bremen, encouraging active travel over the use of private vehicles - and promoting the use of car sharing schemes as an alternative to private vehicle ownership.

This 45-second video is accompanied by a longer video with additional details. 

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 13 Sep 2019

The positive influence of the SUMP on travel behaviour in Bremen (long video)

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The city of Bremen Bremen has managed to fulfil EU Air Quality requirements and has the lowest concentration of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) compared to other large German cities. 

In addition, Bremen has the highest cycling mode share of large German cities, focusing the objectives of their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan to shift priority to cyclists. As a result, the city achieve an active travel mode share of 23%. In total, private vehicles only account for 36% of mode share with the majority of journeys carried out using active travel modes (48%) or on public transport (16%).

By iCube Programme / Updated: 10 Sep 2019

When car sharing goes beyond green mobility

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Traffic congestion and air pollution are two of the most critical urban mobility issues that modern cities must tackle. The Finnish town of Kerava has been trialling a new e-car sharing experiment - which demonstrated some positive secondary outcomes as residents become more open to community-led activities as a result.

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By renskemartijnse / Updated: 05 Sep 2019

Pre-Commercial Procurement of autonomous public transport to answer Helsinki's mobility needs

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Helsinki leads the largest ongoing European Pre-Commercial Procurement project in the field of urban mobility.

Six procuring authorities from around Europe provide funding to a dozen companies to develop solutions for smart systems that can operate fleets of automated shuttle buses as part of regular public transportation. The €8 million Horizon2020 project is coordinated by Forum Virium Helsinki, the non-profit innovation company of the city.

By Angelo Meuleman / Updated: 23 Aug 2019

Shared Mobility Rocks

International Shared Mobility Symposium

Free of charge

Shared mobility on main stage! Because where does shared mobility come into its own better than on stage? The international event SHARED MOBILITY ROCKS immerses the audience in a full program of keynotes, panel discussions and jam sessions, glued together seamlessly with solid rock songs.

October 8th is 100% shared mobility. Because shared mobility becomes the sound of the coming years, and of the future, and is ready to pound the doors of our mobility.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 03 Sep 2019
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 14 Aug 2019
By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 24 Jul 2019

Renfe accelerates its digital revolution and enters the MaaS market

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Since high-speed rail arrived in Spain in 1992 with the Madrid-Seville line, the Spanish state railway operator, Renfe has been gaining traction to become one of the most technologically advanced railway operators in the world.

Now Renfe wants to sprint from being a rail operator to an integral mobility operator, reorienting its future business model and paying particular attention to digital transformation.