Year 2020 it will be a decade of transformation for urban mobility. Powers of the automotive and electricity sector are trying to change their structure to adapt to changes in citizens' behavior. Autonomous vehicles, ioT, mobile apps, sharing economy and of course, the electrification of vehicles will set the trend.
There are many questions we could ask ourselves about it future of transportation:
- Will all vehicles be 100% electric? Will they be able to self-generate energy?
- How are the behavior of private transport users today? Are we efficient when moving?
- How much public space should be dedicated to private vehicles?
In this article I will talk about 3 axes which I consider fundamental when talking about urban mobility.
Drivers' behaviors in cities
We want to build smart, healthy and low-carbon cities. Improving mobility is improving access to jobs, services, places of leisure. It seems that the combustion vehicle is not compatible with the health nor coexistence in cities, which makes electric vehicles a smart solution.
More than 50% of the trips that are made by car have a single person at the wheel and most of the trips are to cover distances of less than 8 kilometers. These behaviors, together with the restrictions on polluting vehicles and parking problems, make the electric motorcycle an optimal option for moving around the city.
Redesign public space to meet the growth of the urban population and its needs
Cars and their infrastructures such as parking lots occupy more than 50% of the public space in cities and the urban population continues to grow. Today, our cities represent only 2% of the earth's surface, yet they host about 54% of the world's population, account for 75% of energy consumption and are responsible for around 80% of emissions and contamination.
And the percentages are growing. By 2050, two-thirds of the world's population will live in urban areas. Transportation energy consumption is also forecast to double to meet travel demand in future cities around the world. As more people move to cities, we must think of new solutions to make transportation more sustainable.
We have to design cities designed for people and not for cars.
Relationship between mobility and health in cities
Once electric vehicles are introduced in cities, they will improve the travel and living experience for millions of people and businesses every day. Not only the automotive or electrical industries should be interested in this change, air quality and the elimination of noise means improving the quality of life of many people by reducing heart conditions, stress, respiratory problems ...
Reducing roads and creating space for people will promote sports activity and healthy habits. Spaces can also be created to improve coexistence and achieve physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
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