How to choose a governance approach

For the deployment of shared mobility


Governance approach model - A decision-making framework for public authorities

Many policymakers, city planners and mobility managers across Europe are starting to take an active policy role to either stimulate, regulate or facilitate the implementation of new shared mobility solutions in the urban environment. While some local governments take a "laissez- faire" approach to governance, other local leaders work directly with their residents, mobility providers, business owners and other stakeholders to ensure that the introduction of shared mobility solutions contribute to the achievement of their city's goals and minimises the risk of any damage to the public good.

Deciding on an appropriate governance approach that can enrich the deployment of shared mobility solutions is not an easy task. At the local level, cities have a wide range of options to design their governance approach, which usually consists of a combination of regulatory requirements, stimulative policies and self-regulating market mechanisms. It is particularly challenging for cities to choose a governance approach that takes into account the potential impact on the city's objectives while at the same time being aware of the impact on the viability of the business cases of mobility providers.

Therefore, the MOBI-MIX consortium, together with mobility providers and experts from around the world has developed a decision-making framework that supports cities to make an informed choice for a governance approach that simultaneously assesses the impact on the city goals and the business cases of mobility providers. The decision-making framework includes many examples and insights about what decisions a city can make and how to assess their impact.