The Community Benefit of Supporting the Operator’s Bottom Line

Speaker: Dan Barr

Scheduled in program: Saturday, 26th November 1:00 - 1:30 PM


Spin Cycle in Theme: Making it Pay

Shared micromobility provides a unique opportunity to respond to a suite of concerns common to many cities throughout Asia Pacific – congestion, carbon emissions, transport equity and economic activation - all at little to no cost to ratepayers.

In recent years, it has become apparent this also comes with challenges, including clutter in public spaces and safety concerns.

Dan Barr, head of the consultancy Better Cities Group, will explore a trend among cities who are a few years into their micromobility journey, to collaborate with leading share service providers to achieve mutual benefit.

These cities can see the success of shared e-scooter programs is aligned with their own policy ambitions, and they are forming strong partnerships that ensure commercial success for operators.

These alliances are resolving the challenges of shared micromobility through best-practice technology, supportive operations and a more experienced micromobility community - both riders and non-riders.

This trend leads to exclusive approvals (with appropriate KPIs), increased deployment numbers and broader operating areas. Cities and the communities they represent are provided with improved customer experience, leading technology, responsive deployment density and supportive operations.