The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the needs and habits of all users across our world, these new changes are not only becoming the new normal but will have repercussions in the near future. In this regard, ELVITEN partners created a report «Recommendations for Planning Authorities emerged after COVID-19» to offer to planning authorities some recommendations related to light electric mobility.
The recommendations are based on the results and experience acquired within the ELVITEN project, trends, and market drivers observed during the pandemic period.
Some of the lessons learned are:
- SAFETY is a fundamental service offering to the user.
- REGULATION POLICIES are required to adapt to the behaviour of the different user groups to help the planning of services.
- PARTNERSHIP WITH PRIVATE OPERATORS are required to renew and to develop the offer of innovative services, which are widely accessible and are integrated with other means of transportation.
- ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY will have to be re-launched as the COVID-19 pandemic has got unprecedented challenges, but at the same time provided a chance to rebuild economies in a way which reinforces the connection between human well-being and a healthy environment.
- TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS are increasingly important to enable data collection and data analysis. Companies should focus on increasing adaptive capacity by looking to better integrate, refocus and in some cases diversify their offer.
ELVITEN believes these lessons learned can help planning authorities to propose new mobility models adapted to the new context, which will affect urban transport systems at least in the short and medium term.
To read the full report, click here.