At the turn of 2019 and 2020, as an industry organization, we identified challenges and presented a package for cities: 10 proposals to the municipalities, the government and the policy makers that will change cities for the better with shared mobility.
The “Close to a breakthrough” report and guidebook on the Polish shared mobility market published in July 2019 has caused a lot of interest in terms of what shared mobility is, and how it can help solve the problems of today’s cities struggling with high motorization rates, traffic congestion, poor air quality or allocating too much space for road and parking functions.
Below we have collected the proposals that will help Polish cities accelerate the transformation towards those with more sustainable mobility:
#1: allowing shared mobility to use selected bus-lanes
#2: dedicated parking spots and areas for shared vehicles
#3: shared mobility as new, separate category of transport in the traffic law
#4: waived or reduced parking fees for shared vehicles in municipal paid parking zones
#5: ensuring order in public and common space by creating mobility hubs
#6: allowing shared mobility to access restricted traffic zones and low emission zones
#7: regulating the legal status of an electric kick scooter and PLEV (personal light electric vehicles)
#8: equal and non-discriminatory access to the share mobility market for many operators
#9: willingness of public transit authorities to integrate with MaaS platforms (Mobility-as-a-Service)
#10: friendlier taxes for shared mobility services as an incentive for sustainable mobility
Download the industry proposal (in Polish only)
Update from January 2022:
By the beginning of 2022, one of the postulates (#7 above) had been achieved, namely the regulation of the legal status of electric kick scooters and PLEV, which entered into force in May 2021, however, in a shape that, in our opinion, requires certain adjustments. The other proposals still remain valid. The proposals we have formulated for the development of the shared mobility market will be included in the emerging New Mobility Development Strategy, the publication of which is scheduled for the second half of 2022.