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Linking mobility offers through an app

Mobilit├Ąt
Mobility
Stadtplanung
Urban Planning

(Micro-) Mobility Apps

Micromobility vehicles, such as e-scooters or pedal scooters, complement urban transportation along with traditional public transportation. To provide users with the smoothest possible experience, it makes sense to use an app that plans the entire journey. These apps are called mobility-as-a-serivce (MaaS) apps because they offer different forms of mobility in one service. They allow users to see and book public transportation, cars, scooters and bikesharing options all in the same place. The combination of public transportation services and private transportation providers increases the usefulness of the app.   

This makes it easier for users to access micromobility offers and promotes alternatives to private cars, while supporting a city's shift towards sustainable transport. At the same time, the app also provides a better overview and control of micromobility vehicles in the city.

Sustainability check: How do (micro) mobility apps help?

  • Easy-to-use intermodal mobility as an attractive alternative to private transport
  • Possible increase in the number of users and thus better utilization of public transportation
  • Possible closing of financing gaps in the public transportation system
  • Lower car emissions
  • Spatial relief through less use of parking spaces
  • By evaluating usage data, the city gains a better understanding of mobility services and can improve them through targeted interventions over the long term

Approaches: What is needed for an early warning flood system?

  • Willingness of all stakeholders involved - both private and public - to cooperate.
  • User-centric app development
  • A platform in which real-time public transportation data is available
  • The more real-time information available (ex: GPS position of public transportation), the better the service can be enhanced (ex: forecast delays)
  • Location data (real-time) of micromobility vehicles (possibly from private providers)
  • Coordination with private transportation providers - especially when agreeing on pricing and intermodal tickets

Our Raiting:

A mobility app can mitigate the problem of first-and-last-mile in public transport. This helps to increase the attractiveness of alternatives to private transport and contributes to a change in transport policy and climate action. Programming and maintaining an app is costly, so it makes sense to build on models from other cities. The effectiveness depends strongly on the acceptance of the population, but also on the quality of the cooperation with private micromobility providers. 

Which SDGS are addressed?

In order to create globally sustainable structures, the member states of the United Nations have set themselves 17 goals by 2030, which are set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Regulating Shared Micromobility Programs

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Smart infrastructure expansion for micromobility

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