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New micro-mobility coalition launches, creating one voice for providers of shared micro-mobility solutions to transform urban mobility in Europe

Date

03 Feb 2021

Sections

Transport

Brussels – 2 February 2021 – E-scooter operators have come together to form a new coalition, Micro Mobility for Europe (MMfE), which launches officially today. Comprised of eight founding members1, the  coalition aims to contribute to the development of a coherent policy framework in Europe that will ensure  micro-mobility solutions flourish in European cities and support the rapid transition to zero-emission  urban mobility

At the forefront of the digital and transportation revolutions, members of MMfE work to address issues  like congestion and the tailpipe emissions associated with urban travel, together with the cities in which  they operate, to ultimately transform urban mobility. For Europe to meet its ambitious emissions targets,  more will need to be done at a sustained pace. “Micro-mobility has revolutionised urban mobility and  established itself as an essential alternative to personal car ownership and use” said Catriona Meehan,  Co-Chair of the coalition and representative of Wind. “The coalition is a key milestone in working together  as one industry towards a healthier, more sustainable and less congested future for European cities”. 

Members of MMfE operate in over 20 EU countries across more than 100 European cities. More and more  local authorities are working to integrate micro-mobility into their transportation ecosystem. The data  generated by micro-mobility providers helps cities to better understand, regulate, and plan for traffic  flows, use of public infrastructure and space as well as necessary changes to improve road safety and  mobility services in line with future mobility needs. “As the large majority of public space is dedicated to  (car) infrastructure we need to rethink how public space in cities is used, and we look forward to  contributing to this important discussion”, explained Alexander Jung, Co-Chair of Micro-Mobility for  Europe and representative of Bird. 

The launch of this coalition addresses a gap in the representation of the industry in the transport and  mobility policy discussions, and will provide the views, expertise and experience of the shared micro mobility industry. MMfE have identified urban mobility, data governance and circular economy as their  top priorities to ensure that shared micro-mobility is an integral part of EU policy developments in the  coming years. Following the publication of the EU’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy and given  the changes in mobility the pandemic has triggered, Micro-Mobility for Europe is eager to engage with  the Commission and EU policy makers to contribute to Europe’s recovery efforts as well as the green and  digital transitions. 

Press contact:  

Micro-Mobility for Europe Secretariat 

Stéphanie Brochard  

info@micromobilityforeurope.eu 

1 Bird, Bolt, Dott, FreeNow, Lime, TIER, Voi and Wind.

 

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