Shared Mobility: Who’s Getting Left Behind

The Pipeshop Venue: The Club Zone

10:10am – 10:50am

Every second, five shared mobility trips are made across major EU cities, mainly by bike or e-scooters. While one third of the population in the North Sea Region deals with some sort of reduced mobility, 90% of shared mobility solutions are used by young urban adults. In BC, nearly 15% of people over the age of 15 identify as having a disability and many more have temporary mobility restrictions at different times in their lives. This means that over 20 million citizens in the North Sea Region and well over half a million in BC are excluded from shared mobility options.

In this session, we’ll provide examples of shared mobility being made accessible to people with different forms of reduced mobility. We’ll also look at examples of – and challenges to – digital solutions, solutions that rely on volunteers/assistance, and first/last mile solutions to make shared mobility available to people with reduced mobility.