Integrating Micromobility and Public Transit for Better Service

A report highlights successful strategies for making public transit and micromobility options work together to support more multimodal trips.

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April 20, 2022, 8:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

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A new report from micromobility company Superpedestrian and the Cities Today Institute outlines how public transit and micromobility operators can work together to make multimodal trips easier and more convenient for riders.

According to a press release on Newswire, “The report brings together government, system operator and NGO experts to identify new and existing solutions like mobility hubs that put different transportation options at the same locations, fare integration across modes to lower trip costs, and equity programs that expand access.”

“In recent findings, Superpedestrian reported that two-thirds of its e-scooter trips were not related to tourism or recreational use, but for commuting to work, to school and other daily necessities,” signaling a need to integrate scooters with other available transit options and connect to larger public transit systems. Paul White, Senior Director of Public Affairs at Superpedestrian, argues that “Micromobility is real transportation. Based on evidence in our cities across the globe, we know that when micromobility and public transit are more seamlessly connected, they offer a more compelling alternative to private car use.”

The report’s recommendations include:

  • Intermodal transportation hubs that place micromobility stations at existing transit stops
  • Integrated payment systems
  • Improved planning features to help users plan multimodal trips
  • Expanded equity programs
  • All-night service to fill the gap in overnight public transit offerings

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