Fluctuo has released the latest European Shared Mobility Index, covering the second quarter of 2022. Against a backdrop of socioeconomic uncertainties, shared mobility is flourishing.
The European Shared Mobility Index (ESMI) awards details of the shared mobility market across a diverse 22 locations and includes data on shared bikes, scooters, mopeds and cars. Ride-hailing services (eg. Uber), car-pooling (eg. BlaBlaCar) and long-term rental services (eg. Swapfiets) were not included in the report.
With a focus upon city dwellers and travel restrictions caused by socio-economic pressures that include inflation and rising fuel costs, the index highlights that Europeans are increasingly turning to shared transport options, something seen as cost-effective and more suited to city life. The Fluctuo index revealed some interesting analytics:
• There are over 380,000 shared vehicles in the 22 cities monitored. • In the 22 cities analysed, scooters represent 51% of all vehicles, docked bikes 20%, free-floating bikes 13%, mopeds 8%, and cars 8%. • Shared mobility ridership is up 49% from last year’s levels.
Data on POLIS members also revealed data to include:
• Berlin has the most shared vehicles (over 50,000 vehicles). • Paris now has over 7,000 free-floating bikes. • Brussels placed 3rd in this analysis. Brussels, however, saw the biggest growth in scooter trips. • Milan recorded the 3rd most bike and moped trips per capita, and also witnessed the 2nd biggest growth in moped trips between Q1 and Q2 2022. • Rome witnessed the largest growth in moped trips from Q1 to Q2 2022. • The growth in bike trips in Prague was larger than in any other city.