Micromobility is a relatively new term lacking a formal definition, however, it can generally be summarised as short-distance travel with light and small vehicles. Within EU classification, micromobility vehicles fall under the L category:
A motor vehicle with less than 4 wheels
Curb weight up to and including 350kg (771 lb)
Top speed up to and incl;uding 50km/h (31 mph)
Continuous rated power does not exceed 15 kW
In cities such as Paris, facing the issues of congestion, loss of public spaces, pollution, and poor air quality, micromobility may provide a solution. Generally being better for traffic and the environment, micromobility vehicles are seeing a rapid uptake in city centres, allowing the public to travel with ease and decongest the city. The increased availability of green transport options encourages city-goers to leave their cars at home for shorter journeys, alleviating many of the issues previously discussed.
Jocelyn Loumeto, the General Delegate of the Federation of Micro Mobility Professionals (FPMM) highlights the schemes of various Parisian businesses to promote micromobility in their own workforces, such as the provision of e-scooters. View the full discussion here.