Mobility in the future will be all about rational landscaping of the territory and high-performance transportation. It will also go hand-in-hand with management of mobility, an approach that complements the field of engineering to concentrate on the users and their perceptions. It is founded on the notion that transport habits can evolve alongside solutions and targeted encouragement campaigns. It aims to offer a choice structure that is consistent, flexible and equitable, e.g. in the context of a mobility plan.
“Innovation is only of value if it is shared.”
Ever since it was created, mobilidée has been collaborating with training institutions and associations to distribute tools and good examples of managing mobility. Starting with Mobilservice. This new platform and online knowledge base provides networking opportunities for private and public players concerned by the future of our transports: Confederation, cantons, communes, businesses, but also professionals in the field. It thematizes new trends and shares case studies in a monthly newsletter.
Partner of the platform, mobilidée has been editing the Romande edition since 2014 in collaboration with the Büro für Mobilität. We deal with content production but also with the search for partners in French-speaking regions. Each month, two members of our team seek out, edit and translate, from German and Italian into French, dossiers and current events.
Topical issues at present:
All three are opportunity vectors for gaining a better understanding of transport and facilitating multimodality. Thanks to them, it becomes possible to juggle with several transport proposals, such as car-sharing or the sharing of parking places.
Mobility as a service, mobility pricing, co-working – there are plenty of English terms used by French speakers to denote more flexible forms of organization and pricing of journeys but also of work. Subjects of undeniable importance, their development could contribute towards smoothing over peak traffic flows during rush hour, and reducing the growing distances involved in our daily commutes.
There is also electric mobility, of course. Whether you see it as a miracle-cure or the ‘wrong’ right solution, it certainly makes it possible to reduce noise at lower speeds and to cut pollution wherever there is road traffic. At the same time, it is revolutionizing the use of small, one or two-track vehicles, starting with bicycles, which help to save space.
Self-driving cars is a subject that cannot be overlooked, either. This new technology, a source of both hopes and fears, could really shake up our habits and our transport system as a whole. A plethora of studies are being conducted to find out how, and this is just the start.
Finally, it is sometimes the simplest solutions that are the best ones. There is no way we could ever contemplate rejecting transport modes that are as old as the hills: walking and cycling. Now fashionable once again thanks to the sheer joy of moving and the disillusionment many feel with all things car-related, active modes of transport have a very bright future. Economical, environmentally friendly, space-saving and good for health, we have certainly not heard the last of them.
“50% of journeys made by car are for distances of under 5 kilometers.”
Mobilservice conveys a vision of the optimized, active and multimodal mobility in which we believe. This platform also embodies a value that we gladly cultivate by sharing our expertise: sharing and collaboration for the collective good.