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How active and shared mobility is a win-win for cities by unlocking climate and economic benefits

Yaniv Rivlin – Senior Director, Head of EMEA Government Partnerships and Regional General Manager at Bird – highlights the benefits that electric micro-mobility can bring to cities beyond only tackling emission reduction targets and stresses the importance of the wider adoption of shared e-mobility.

How active and shared mobility is a win-win for cities by unlocking climate and economic benefits

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Climate change is at ‘code red’ and the time to act is now. The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Climate Report1 highlights the irrefutable influence of human activities in changing the climate and the urgency for immediate, effective solutions. The transportation industry is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for 30 per cent of total GHG emissions across the globe. Yet, cities across the world often overlook a generally free-to-set-up transportation alternative that can help them to achieve their climate action goals and boost local economies: electric micro‑mobility. 

Shared micro-electric vehicle programmes have the potential to transform the course of climate change while increasing spending at local businesses

Shared micro-electric vehicle programmes have the potential to transform the course of climate change while increasing spending at local businesses. Residents and visitors to cities and towns of any size should, and can, have access to affordable, sustainable transportation solutions to meet these goals and, ultimately, build a better community for all. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of shared e-mobility.