SHARE-North Webinar on Impacts of Shared E-Scooters and Regulatory Approaches
The market of shared mobility is rapidly changing, constantly bringing new services and innovations with it. E-Scooter sharing is a service that seems to have taken the market by storm and cities worldwide are reacting differently to this new shared mode. Questions being asked are: What are the potential impacts and benefits of e-scooter sharing? What are the downsides? Is there a positive impact on sustainable mobility behaviour? How can cities go about regulating new providers or integrating the services into local transport strategies?
During the SHARE-North webinar on the topic on October 18th, 2019, shared mobility policy expert Antonia Roberts (CoMoUK) provided some answers to these questions and more by highlighting research done and experiences made by cities worldwide regarding shared e-scooters. Liselotte Van Gils from the City of Leuven (Belgium) presented the City’s approach to creating a licensing scheme for shared bicycles and e-scooters, how they fit in the complete package of urban mobility offers and the quality standards and “rules of the game” that apply to these providers. She also presented the City's goals as part of the Interreg Northwest Europe "eHUBs" project.
Rebecca Karbaumer from the City of Bremen (Germany) touched on the legal framework for e-scooters in Germany and also briefly shared how Bremen is choosing to regulate shared e-scooter providers by creating operating criteria, limiting the initial number of scooters in the city and defining "no-parking" zones for e-scooters.
The presentations can be downloaded here. Or if you prefer to watch the whole webinar, register here.