Shared mobility report. Landmark report finds shared mobility is smashing previous records in Europe. Activity in the shared mobility sector has soared past its previous highs, according to a new study from mobility data experts, fluctuo.
In the July edition of the European Shared Mobility Index, fluctuo found that providers of shared mobility services have shaken off months of rolling COVID restrictions to achieve unprecedented levels of growth in many markets.
The European Shared Mobility Index is a quarterly report benchmarking 16 key cities on four shared transport modes: shared bikes, shared scooters, shared mopeds/motor scooters and shared cars.
The Q2 edition of the Index shows net growth across all 16 markets with particularly strong results among scooter-sharing operators.
Among the key findings:
– there were almost 40 million trips using shared mobility in Q2 2021 in these 16 cities, around 70% more than in Q1 2021
– bike-sharing is still the most popular form of shared mobility, but shared scooters are catching up
– Paris and Berlin have the largest total fleets of shared vehicles but it is Oslo that has the most shared vehicles per person (mostly scooters)
fluctuo’s CEO, Julien Chamussy says the numbers show renewed optimism among service providers. “The start of 2021 was still a difficult period for most operators so it’s really encouraging to see confidence building up again with levels of activity that we haven’t seen before. We’re seeing a lot of dynamism in some of the larger European markets, not just as operators expand into new cities but also as they expand across transport modes (e.g scooter operators launching bike and moped services). I think we’ll see more and more operators collaborating and diversifying in the months ahead”.
For the first time, the Index also takes a closer look at the different regulations shared mobility operators face across Europe and finds that the rules city authorities make substantially impact the development of local shared mobility. Of the 16 cities surveyed, 13 impose some kind of fleet limit on providers with most restrictions aimed squarely at scooter-sharing operators.
The famous “free-floating” model is progressively turning into “semi-floating”, as more and more cities mandate specific parking zones for shared vehicles.
fluctuo is Europe’s leading aggregator of data on shared mobility services (bikes, scooters, mopeds, cars). We combine innovative data collection methods, sophisticated algorithms, and a team of mobility experts to produce the most exhaustive, accurate data possible. We help our clients to monitor and understand market trends and to improve the performance of their services, by providing daily data on more than 200 shared mobility providers in 85 European cities.
We have developed an API that displays real-time information on shared vehicles and enables users to book them through third party apps and websites (e.g. from cities, public transport companies and tourism operators).
The European Shared Mobility Index is just one of the analytical reports fluctuo publishes. We are always looking to partner with operators, transport companies and city authorities to develop new business intelligence products that leverage our comprehensive data analytics.