By Augustin Friedel, Volkswagen Intermodeal Strategy and Sandra Phillips, Founder and CEO, movmi
“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become” Dr. Seuss
During the past couple of months, people were encouraged or forced to shelter at home and other lockdown restrictions were put in place. This resulted in a steep decline in demand for all available mobility and transportation options across the globe. The total vehicle miles traveled for business or private reasons with personal cars, public transit or shared mobility plunged.
Stakeholders of the mobility ecosystem are facing a situation never experienced before: According to data published by Apple or Transit, public transit has seen the biggest drop, with ridership declines between 70% to 90% in many markets across the globe. Micro mobility services suspended operations, e.g. players like Lime paused the service in up to 90% of all markets.The demand for carsharing, ride hailing and pooling also plunged, pooling was suspended on many platforms. On the bright side, there was a steep uptake on active mobility like walking and biking.
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