The project is aimed to develop skills and raise awareness on the topic of micromobility, small human or electric powered mobility devices suitable for short urban trips. Increased uptake of micromobility is a key tool to reduce carbon emissions from transport, the main priority we are addressing through this project: to contribute to more environmentally friendly cities and fight against climate change.
What is micromobility?
Micromobility encompasses most small one-person vehicles that operate at low speeds and are not gas-powered, from active modes like walking and cycling, to skateboards, electric bicycles and scooters, and wheelchairs. Micromobility gained popularity especially in the wake of global bikesharing systems in the 2010s and more recently with the spread of electric kick scooters in cities around the world, as well as during and after the COVID19 pandemic. Micromobility was seen as the safest mode of transport and commuting. Pop up bike lanes have transformed into permanent ones in some cities in Europe as part of the wave of transition to green recovery.
What is planned for the project?
The project combines training and skill-sharing activities that enable bottom-up and top-down change in the transition to micromobility: educating the users through micromobility and road safety training, repair cafes to teach skills and contribute to sustainability of materials, and training planners and professionals within organisations and entities to better plan for sustainable mobility, including micromobility, and contribute to improved road safety for vulnerable road users.