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PART I – User & territory focus

Today, regional & local administrations, cities & public transport operators & authorities have a role to play in order to democratize the mix between shared mobility & public transportation and help make the switch from an ownership to a usage behaviour

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Why make the switch ?

  • To decrease the number of individual cars on the roads     
  • To lower pollution & noise nuisance
  • To liberate public space
  • To tend to a more sustainable & collaborative mobility   

Although it is straightforward in theory, the application of a multimodal switch is often complicated due to a lack of understanding of the different natures of the start & arrivals areas, and therefore their influence on the possible modes of transport. Several constraining parameters exist for each type of area, from the availability / density of the modes of transport & the range of choices to the characteristics of the journey (delays, correspondences), which limit the possibilities.

By crossing the different types of travel over the encountered areas & the parameters of the respective areas...

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… the proper combination between public transportation & shared mobility across the different types of areas can be defined.

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To allow a proper combination between public transports & shared mobility, a thorough look out for the best tariff system is necessary. In the next article, we will talk about the different pricing systems that can be put in place!  

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Written by

Kelly L., Business Manager, Energy & Transport