A coalition for electric scooters has been formed to help develop a policy framework in Europe that supports the transition to zero-emission urban mobility.
Micro-Mobility for Europe (MMfE) members will work with the cities in which they operate to address issues such as traffic jams and tailpipe emissions related to city travel.
The coalition has made urban mobility, data management and the circular economy its top priorities to ensure that shared micromobility is part of European Union (EU) policy developments in the years to come.
According to MMfE, the data generated by micro-mobility providers help cities to better understand, regulate and plan traffic flows, the use of public infrastructure and public space, and the changes necessary to improve traffic safety and mobility services.
MMfE members include Bird, Bolt, Dott, FreeNow, Lime, Tier, Voi and Wind.
The wind representative Catriona Meehan says: “Micromobility has revolutionized mobility in the city and established itself as an essential alternative to owning and using cars. The coalition is an important milestone in working together as an industry on the path to a healthier, more sustainable and less congested future for European cities. “
Alexander Jung von Bird says, “With the vast majority of public space devoted to (car) infrastructure, we need to rethink the use of public space in cities and look forward to contributing to this important discussion.”