The world is witnessing a massive shift of population from sub-urban areas to urban areas in search of better job opportunities, lifestyle, and education.
To accommodate the increasing population and their needs, cities have to be smartly planned. And to keep the future cities resilient and sustainable, integration of technological innovations in the infrastructures is crucial.
According to ResearchAndMarkets.com‘s Smart Cities Market Report 2020, the global smart cities market size is expected to grow from USD 410.8 billion in 2020 to USD 820.7 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 14.8%.
Cities can be better designed for being adaptive to micromobility by making short-mile and intra-city commute part of urban planning, having dedicated cycle lanes, ecosystem & adoption enabling policies and administrative support for new-age mobility solutions like Shared Mobility and clean mobility, etc.
¿How does micromobility fit in for the requirements of future smart cities, and how can cities be designed to be more adaptive to it?
Urbanization is a mega trend that has picked up in the last few decades and is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. Cities have become the hubs for economic growth and result in a huge influx of people from rural & semi-urban areas to urban centers in pursuit of a better livelihood.
City planners are becoming increasingly aware of this phenomenon and are trying to mold the city infrastructure to cater to the growing pressure of mobility needs. It would be impractical to expect all legacy infrastructural issues to be resolved by creating all-new solutions.
The best approach is to look at solutions that are future-ready and can co-exist with reasonable upgrades of existing infrastructure. One such solution is micro-mobility. As most cities priorities high-speed & comfortable mass public transit systems, like Metros & AC buses, technology-driven shared micromobility options can not only make them seamless but also more usable alternatives
Hence, technological solutions are the need of the hour for optimized and efficient use of resources in urban areas. Micromobility and multi-modal connectivity like Shared e-mobility go hand-in-hand with urban growth and smart cities, as they solve most of the daily commute needs of individuals and mitigates the stress on urban resources.
Shared e-mobility also reduces the pollution level in cities and has the added benefit of being a vital connectivity link for public transport systems and metros which is the commute lifeline for a large portion of the populace in these cities.
How can micromobility contribute to zero-emissions and ensure sustainability in urban spheres?
E-mobility and sustainable e-mobility solutions like QOOB reduces the need for vehicles for intra-city commute and mitigates the stress on urban resources.
Along with this, EV-based micromobility improves air quality of the cities, reduces individual carbon footprint and uses technological solutions to solve urban commute challenges like traffic congestion and pollution by judicious and efficient use of resources by dense population communities, thus limiting the effects of climate change.