On The Move – 1.3.21

Issue 5

On The Move – the best words over the mobility you are reading just now!


Micro-mobility

  • A huge step for MaaS! Google has announced major improvements to Google Maps – it will enable its user to pay the transport tickets.

  • Also, Google Maps was at 2018 the most popular app when it comes down to navigation 🗺

  • E-bikes for everyone! The Scottish Government provides funding for 45 projects aiming to provide e-bikes for the most vulnerable groups. Sustainable mobility has to be also a just mobility – thumbs up 👍

  • Do you like e-scooters but you are already tired of searching for the one nearby? Voi in partnership with West of England is starting a long-term rental 🛴


Research & Policy

  • HERE published its Urban Mobility Index – head out to their page and explore how we live and move in the cities 🏙

  • Berlin moves from car-dependency to pedestrian centred development. New “pedestrian law” will require to put the focus on pedestrians at first by improving and re-designing the transport and urban ecosystem 🚶‍♂️

  • As the COVID-19 outbreak significantly affected public transport services, there are now growing concerns over their future. This study which in part focuses on user experiences provide some useful hints on how to think about public transport planning in (post)pandemic times 🚌

  • According to a large study of The International Transport Forum, trips by car or motorcycle in a dense urban area is more likely to result in a traffic fatality than a trip by a bike, e-bike, or e-scooter


Electromobility

  • Are the AVs the magic bullet to solve challenges in growing urban areas? Read this editorial of Transport Reviews.

  • Ford has announced it will go all-electric in Europe by 2030, Jaguar by 2025


Daniel’s Pick ☕️

  • Check out this interview to see the prospects of public transport and the role of data for its recovery.


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