Citizens will benefit from lower cost public transport systems which use on-demand, shared vehicles to access schools, health services and work opportunities. With shared mobility providing better service, traditional urban bus services with fixed routes and timetables are likely to disappear.
New research by ITF examined the effect of replacing all car and bus trips in a mid-sized European city with automatically dispatched door-to-door services. As well as positive impacts on social inclusion due to better access, the system would provide the same level of mobility to citizens using only 3% of the current number of vehicles. Replacing private cars and scheduled bus services with shared taxis and taxi-buses would cut emissions by one third and on-street parking would become superfluous.
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