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Making sure no-one is left behind by micromobility

Beth Morley, Mobility and Human Insights Manager, discusses the opportunities in shared and light mobility as Cenex joins CoMoUK .

Cenex is an independent, low emission transport consultancy with a growing team of experts dedicated to shared and light mobility vehicles.

The advent of mobility hubs and the rapid development of micro-mobility vehicles means communities can benefit as well as the users.

While cities are at the forefront of shared mobility schemes, small towns should not be left behind in this modal shift.

Rural Mobility

Cenex is really excited to be getting involved with projects that look at shared transport opportunities in rural areas and smaller towns, such as our recent Local E-Motion project that assesses the viability and demand of mobility hubs and shared electric transport across Yorkshire.

Through community engagement and data analysis we have built a replicable business case tool to demonstrate the environmental economic and social benefits of deploying e-bike, e-scooter and EV car club schemes.

We are also doing some work with Midlands Connect in Derbyshire on how peer-to-peer sharing can be used in rural locations, via an online hub we have developed, to improve the uptake and usage of electric vehicles and chargepoints.

Mobility Hubs

Cenex has a wealth of experience in electric vehicle charging, strategy and policy which lends itself really nicely to supporting the development of mobility hubs.

As the number of public chargepoints increase, it is important to consider where and how they could be linked to shared services, such as car clubs, and encourage multimodal journeys with access different types of transport such as buses, trains, and micro-mobility.

Transport planning anchored by mobility hubs will ensure the infrastructure is deployed in convenient locations, near to where people need them.

Read the Insight: An Introduction to Shared and Sustainable Mobility

Regulating technology

CoMoUK has created a strong network of private operators, local authorities and communities that can feed into government to advise and lobby on policy across shared transport services and mobility hubs.

Cenex is working closely with stakeholders to develop roadmaps and regulation for micro-mobility that are safe and practical for riders and non-riders, both shared and privately owned.

The framework proposes three new types of classification – eScooter; Light Electric Cargo Vehicle; and Electric Light Moped – and recommends legislation is flexible to allow for innovation.

Our research clearly shows there is the appetite for the rollout shared mobility schemes; it is important now that no-one is left behind.

Get in touch with Cenex’s experts to see how Shared and Light Mobility can lower your emissions.