A new report by the International Transport Forum of transport optimisation in Auckland, New Zealand, suggests that shared mobility could signficantly reduce CO2 emissions in the city.
Based on computer simulations of different shared mobility scenarios, the study shows that introducing ride sharing and Taxi-Bus services can also improve accessibility while lowering mobility costs and improving service quality for users.
“Most scenarios also reduce congestion and release public parking space for other uses,” the summary says. “The simulations show that new shared modes work particularly effectively in tandem with public transport supply such as rail and bus rapid transit (BRT), for which they can act as feeders.
“A survey and focus groups for the study explored how willing citizens in the Auckland area are to using shared mobility solutions. Together, the findings provide an evidence base for decision makers to weigh opportunities and challenges created by new forms of shared transport services. The work forms part of a series of studies on shared mobility in different urban and metropolitan contexts.”