The way that we live and move around in our towns and cities is profoundly changing, maybe faster than at any other point in our lifetimes.
Public and government actions have shifted due to the “Greta Thunberg effect”, Paris COP 21 obligations, increased awareness of the effects of local air pollution, and modern technology solutions, all of which have been suddenly supercharged by the effects of Covid-19. Policy makers and businesses alike need to understand the implications of these sudden shifts and seize the new opportunities.
Light- and micro-mobility solutions, when utilised correctly, can be an enabler for an improved city environment. However, the potential downsides to these solutions need to be understood.
In this document paper we look at some of the issues facing modern urban environments which can be influenced by light- and micromobility solutions:
- The implications of post-Covid cities, where public transport may be shunned by large numbers of people.
- The influence, both positive and negative, of light urban mobility solutions on sustainable urban mobility plans.
- Lifecycle assessment of light transport modes and the challenges when comparing transport modes.
- Planning of micro-delivery hubs serving light urban delivery services.