Exploring the potential impact of different Shared Mobility and MaaS solutions in the MOBI-MIX cities

This MOBI-MIX output shows the potential impact of different Shared Mobility and MaaS solutions to be applied in the partner cities. The impact assessment will benefit the public and private sector within and outside the project consortium, demonstrating the potential of shared mobility and MaaS solutions in reducing carbon emissions.

The report first describes the impact assessment methodology to evaluate new mobility solutions’ contribution to carbon emission reduction. The described methodology is applicable at different stages of pilots’ implementation, starting from an initial exploratory analysis to assess their potential impact based on evidence from case studies elsewhere, and finishing with an ex-post evaluation once each pilot finishes. Which concerning this report, just the exploratory analysis is applied as information on behavioural changes introduced by the different pilots is not yet available.

We describe partner cities’ local contexts and mobility ecosystems, including the mobility goals pursued by each of them, and the details and timelines of the pilots they implement. Based on the described exploratory impact evaluation, we assess that all pilots combined are expected to yield a 495 CO2 equivalent tonnes/year reduction around their implementation date (short-run) with a reduction of 3,3M vehicle-km travelled by car. Such figures are higher than the initial target of the project. Additionally, once expected car ownership reductions arise, such impact could increase up to 6.695 CO2 equivalent tonnes/year (long run) with a reduction of 39,5M vehicle-km travelled by car, exclusively driven by pilots involving carsharing solutions (being the only ones with available evidence on car ownership reductions). The sensitivity of results to change on inputs values used in the analysis is also reported, showing that they are relatively robust but heavily depend on the transferability of impact assessed in other case studies and the non-negligible limitations of such studies.

In any case, given these limitations, the exploratory analysis results will be re-evaluated after pilots’ implementation (WP3), following the methodological path described before. An updated and expanded analysis will be considered in the improved Urban Mobility plans in WP4.

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