The report shows 144% increase in usage of dockless bikes in Paris since the city’s controversial ban on e-scooters.
Paris’ e-scooter ban came into effect in September, with some believing it would be a big financial hardship for operators, where the sector’s numbers had been increasing steadily since 2018. The ban led e-scooter manufacturers Dott and Lime to increase their bike fleet, and today they are currently operating 10,000 and 7,000 bicycles in the city respectively. Operators therefore managed to make up for lost rides and revenue with dockless bike ridership that more than doubled YoY in September (x2.5) and October 2023 (x2.3).
Overall in shared mobility, Fluctuo reports that ridership across modes (docked and dockless bikes, scooters, mopeds and car shares) is up 1%, and fleets are down 2% on the same period, meaning TVD (Trips per Vehicle per Day) has slightly improved across the board. Where moped use is down, shared care use is up. Furthermore, Paris, Berlin and London take the lead in quarterly fleet size by city population.
Followers of the shared and micromobility sectors may find the full Fluctuo Q3 2023 European Shared Mobility Index report here.