The successful implementation of shared mobility options today will be a key component for the seamless smart cities of tomorrow.
At WSP, we are providing in-depth insight into how cities can stay ahead of these changing trends.
In November, we released a whitepaper addressing the rapid rise of micromobility around the world.
Micromobility refers to small single-person modes of transport such as mopeds, bicycles and scooters.
In this paper titled, ‘Going Small: The transition to urban micromobility’ researchers from our Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, USA and Swedish businesses examined models and interrelationships between micromobility operators, users and cities where they are located.
Micromobility is not a new concept – but it hasn’t taken off in Australia like it has in New Zealand.
According to Claire Rusin, Senior Transportation Planner, this may be because New Zealand cities have a friendlier regulatory environment for micromobility.
Based in Auckland, Claire says, “Many of our local governments are future-focussed and pro-actively partner with micromobility providers to safely accommodate micromobility services.”