Updated: Oct 20
The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has announced the launch of its Shared Mobility Division, an initiative designed to unite professionals from the shared mobility sector and promote knowledge exchange within the organisation.
UITP's move comes in response to the ever-increasing importance and growth of shared mobility services worldwide.
Scheduled to convene for the first time in early 2024, the Shared Mobility Division will bring together members to discuss prevalent issues, share best practices, and gain insights from one another. One of the key objectives of the division will be to establish priorities for the sector in the coming years, setting a course for its development and integration within existing public transport networks.
UITP defines shared mobility as the practice of sharing vehicles among different users, encompassing modes such as micromobility, car-sharing, and on-demand transport services such as taxis and ridehailing apps. By integrating shared vehicles like bikes, e-scooters, and cars, as well as on-demand buses and cars, shared mobility enhances the overall mobility mix, facilitating easier door-to-door journeys and reducing reliance on private cars.
The launch of the Shared Mobility Division reflects UITP's commitment to fostering collaboration and innovation within the shared mobility industry.
Mohamed Mezghani, UITP Secretary General, said: “By integrating shared mobility into the scope of UITP, we can ensure this rapidly growing sector will integrate into the existing public transport networks, and ultimately give urban space back to people.”