As part of the New Mobility Committee established in 2021 at the Polish Alternative Fuels Association (PSPA), the works of which we co-chair, the first document in Poland has been prepared that comprehensively describes new mobility and outlines the path of its development – the New Mobility Development Strategy in Poland by 2030.
Among different transport issues, the so-called new mobility has grown in recent years into a stand-alone area, which is to supplement, or even partially replace, traditional transport methods, in particular within cities. Together with the members of the New Mobility Committee, we have defined the term of new mobility for the purpose of the strategy, describing it as “transport services enabling movement by the use of shared vehicles available in a structured IT-system, complementing traditional collective transport and implementing the idea of sustainable mobility”.
The New Mobility Development Strategy is a document that not only defines the area of new mobility and proposes specific improvements in its development, but will also bring this transport trend to the regulatory level, as it has happened earlier with the area of electromobility. It is necessary to build awareness of the processes and changes taking place within urban mobility, and to set directions for changes, trying to reconcile different factors such as the transport needs of individuals, the capacities of transport systems, as well as the goals of more sustainable mobility, and mitigating the negative effects of transport on our surroundings, including the natural environment.
Some of the goals of the New Mobility Development Strategy in Poland in the 2030 horizon include the following results: 10 million users of shared means of transport, 150 cities with at least 3 different shared mobility services and a 50% share of electric cars in car sharing fleets.
The premiere of the strategy and the start of its market consultations took place at the New Mobility Congress 2022 on September 13th.