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Will shared mobility replace public transport in the future?

Nov 21, 2019 9:35:47 AM / by eccocar

For the last several years, we have seen how large cities have been the subject of debate in terms of traffic and pollution. This is due specially to an excessive number of vehicles circulating in urban centers, which results are a high level of polluting gases in the air and a large traffic jams that hinder circulation. Although public transport is postulated as the best option to avoid the above, could shared mobility take away from it? Keep reading and find out!

What does shared mobility contribute to public transport?

Cities still have a high level of pollution, despite having means such as public transport to eradicate or reduce everything mentioned phosphate. Therefore, over the years, other alternatives to private and urban transport have emerged, such as shared mobility. With them we not only facilitate circulation, but reduce emissions significantly.

However, it is not the only novelty in terms of transportation, because the most striking is the use of electric vehicles within this alternative. Just raise your head and see how the streets of the metropolis are full of these means. As you well know, its main objective is to be a totally community transport and public use. So that it is easier to be more respectful with the environment.

While it is true that we need to invest more in this type of modality, we cannot deny a promising start. Wherever we look, we can back with motorcycles, scooters, bicycles ... All of them powered by electricity. A growing number of people are choosing these alternatives. Data that lead us to wonder if shared mobility will mean the end of public transport.

Notwithstanding the above, we are facing a very difficult question to answer. First, because public transport, regardless of whether it uses polluting fossil fuels, has the capacity to house more people in its services. On the other hand, it does not require the active involvement of users, who simply have to travel and not drive.

In conclusion, we point out that public transport will never be replaced by shared mobility. However, this will entail a rethinking of the business model, which will be increasingly focused on electric mobility and all that this entails. Let's fight for a healthier city!

Topics: shared mobility

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