Collaborating with the private sector to implement low-carbon mobility


By making the most of new technologies like shared mobility and Mobility as a Service (MaaS), cities can make transportation more sustainable, more accessible and cheaper for citizens. 

So far, the first generation of Shared Mobility and MaaS concepts has proven popular with the users but its rapid implementation by the private sector has not always been fully aligned with the local authority's goals and policies. From the short lifetime of shared scooters undermining environmental goals to free-floating shared bikes stacking up in popular areas while disappearing from others, there are many examples of how it can go wrong. Most of these issues are down to the simple fact that many cities lack instruments and strategies to effectively collaborate with the private sector to implement innovative solutions that complement the city's existing transport infrastructure, creating value for the city, the business, and, most importantly, the citizen. 

The Mobi-Mix project is among the first partnerships to connect high-level experts from Europe and US with European cities to overcome these challenges by sharing knowledge and best practices.

The involvement of international experts allows public authorities to source and select globally the best ideas, state-of-the-art approaches and innovative examples that enables the public authorities to have a wide range of design options which goes beyond the usual options in their local network. This transforms cities into informed decision-makers, ultimately leading to an improved implementation of smart mobility.

On the 15th of July, Mobi-Mix brought together experts for a first roundtable to discuss the future of mobility and how we get there. You can find out more about the challenges and opportunities they each focused on in our discussions pages. A second roundtable will follow on the 25th of August, focusing on collaboration with the private sector - find out more and register here.

These roundtables don't just connect cities with mobility experts - they bring together stakeholders from across the mobility landscape. After all, collaboration is at the core of the Mobi-Mix project. Innovative mobility solutions require innovative public-private partnerships.