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For many years, the issue of mobility has attracted particular interests. In fact, facing increasingly dense traffic, an important lack of parking spaces and a global environmental policy to fight against pollution, many alternative transport solutions have emerged in order to facilitate our daily mobility while making it more efficient and sustainable.
- New forms of urban mobility?
- What is the future for cars in urban area?
- Is urban parking becoming increasingly difficult?
New forms of urban mobility?
The development of mobility, in recent years, has been largely driven by the advent of new technologies such as mobile applications, which have been a real turning point in the creation and implementation of new transport solutions.
A real revolution of the XXI century, mobile applications allow an optimal accessibility to services or products in just a few clicks.
Thus, thanks to all these technological innovations, it is now possible to move easily in the city. No more traffic jams and hello freedom!
We have listed for you these different means of transport available for self-service via the terminals of your city by using the appropriate mobile application.
It is a 2-wheeled platform with a stabilizer and handlebar.
The traveling speed is 20 km/h, autonomy up to 30km. Note that there are “mini” versions called hoverboards.
The bike or electric bike
Recently introduced in cities and unlike the traditional bike, it has an assistance that can reach a speed of about 25km/h.
The electric scooter
Ideal for your daily trips, it weighs between 7 and 18 kg and offers a top speed between 24 and 40km/h. Autonomy about 35km.
Faced with these new transport solutions, it is interesting to ask if the car still has “its place” in the city?
What is the future for cars in urban area?
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Despite the real desire to limit the use of the car for environmental reasons, it remains to this day the main means of transport for 60% of the European population and could not be completely replaced by the use of public transport or any other new form of urban mobility.
However, producing 30% of greenhouse gases, cars will have to face several major changes in the coming years to reduce its ecological impact. Indeed, it tends to become hybrid, electric or can even be solar powered.
In addition, many campaigns have been established to raise the awareness of motorists to change their mobility behaviour. Among these new forms of mobility, “car-sharing”, the principle residing in the provision of a car at the service of all.
It is simple to use a shared car, just download an application, book a car according to your desired time, get the car through the application used as an access remote control and bring it back to the place of departure once you finish using it. We are already a fan of this concept!
Example of Ubeeqo website
Is urban parking becoming increasingly difficult?
Following a massive reduction of parking spaces in city centers to encourage the creation of responsible urban spaces (bike paths, sidewalks, plants, etc.) and to respect more committed environmental policies, what are the alternatives offered to our driving enthusiasts ?
Do not worry, we have the solution for you!
Do you often go to the city center for leisure or work? Is it becoming harder and harder to find a parking space? Why not use this time for “parksharing”?
Indeed, one of these concepts, BePark is based on this principle of shared mobility. This involves using private parking spaces in the form of a reservation or subscription to make the unused space profitable.
Example of subscription/reservation on BePark website
The benefits of this concept are numerous as it allows motorists to save valuable parking time since it has been shown that around 30% of the traffic is generated by people who travel in search of a parking space.
In addition, it also permits us to respond ecologically and positively to the increased demand for parking spaces since it does not create any new spots but instead, uses the existing spaces!
Genius idea no ?
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“What if there are no more parking spaces available for booking in the city center?”
In this case, we recommend that you reserve a spot on the outskirts of the city, then use public transport or open your smartphone and go in search of a bike or a scooter available!
I hope that this article will help you find innovative and effective solutions to better adapt your daily mobility.