UITP publishes Policy Brief on new mobility services and urban space

15 April 2020

With urban areas responsible for 70% of global carbon dioxide emissions, it is imperative that local authorities are taking further action on reducing pollution. New mobility services such as bike-sharing, ride-hailing and car-sharing offer the opportunity to reduce private car trips by providing different ways to move around. And yet, they also impact street management, urban infrastructure and land-use.

Now, Shift2MaaS coordinator UITP has released the new Policy Brief: 'New mobility and urban space: How can cities adapt?'. The brief aims to understand the impacts of these mobility services on the urban streetscape and how cities can remain inclusive, safe and resilient.

While authorities acknowledge the significance of thriving street life for social and economic welfare, more still needs to be more done to reduce congestion in cities. This means providing real alternatives to individual car use, dedicating space to more efficient modes and building infrastructure to support active mobility.

Read the full Policy Brief here.

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