A substantial part of the world’s population is located in cities across the globe. This is because people want to have easy access to work, education, healthcare, and other facilities. In recent years urbanization took a new turn, and many people moved out of the cities and chose to commute to work instead. Public transport has a vital role in supporting travelers reaching their destinations and filling gaps in public transport routes. However, public transport is not accessible, not possible or not interesting for everyone. Traditional, fuel-based transportations services have a strong negative impact on air quality and pollution and the need for change is more significant than ever.
With the invention of lithium-ion batteries in the ’90s, electric energy entered the transportations markets. In recent years, micromobility vehicles started to appear on the roads and quickly gained popularity. These require human effort or electricity instead of fuel; thus, their environmental impact is much lower. Also, these vehicles are flexible, don’t take up much space on the road and for parking, and people can reach their final destinations instead of using other modes of transportation such as cars.
The future of micro-mobility vehicles
While the benefits to the environment and one’s mental health are undeniable, the future of well-established micromobility networks depends on infrastructure and integration. Some countries and cities realized fast how micromobility impacts transportation and continuous efforts are made to adjust roads and build bike paths to accommodate this new traffic type.
How Electric-Scooters Help the Environment
Beyond being low-carbon footprint and environmentally friendly transport solutions, e-scooters have easy mobile payment options via apps, accessibility, flexibility, reduced parking space requirements, on-demand capability, and shared provision.
Combating noise and congestion
Manual and electric micromobility vehicles help reduce noise pollution and congestion, currently significantly present in bigger cities.
Safety on the Roads
Micromobility vehicles are limited to relatively low speed and are either human-powered vehicles, such as bikes, manual scooters, skateboards, skates, or electric scooters. Adhering to traffic regulations and regulating the roads are critical to safe travel and much needed to ensure that public transport, car drivers, and micromobility vehicles can coexist safely in traffic.