We sat down with Tu-tho Thai, Director, Partnerships & Events at MobilityData, to find out her predictions for mobility in 2023.
Shared mobility revolution
“The end of 2022 saw the City of Paris question shared micromobility options on their streets. It was, almost, a fitting end to the consolidation of organizations within the shared mobility sector during the entire year. 2020 showed us one thing: shared mobility cannot be taken out of the equation of sustainable mobility for users, but it is hard to maintain for both operators and local authorities.
And so, 2023 will bring new answers for a revolution in shared mobility. Pushed by users who will not do without shared mobility options, local authorities and operators will find new ways to work together: trust will be built, data will be shared more easily, and new solutions will emerge leveraging different types of services and vehicles. All of this will serve travelers who are looking more and more for greater sustainable and affordable options to go from A to B.
The recent announcement from several government agencies that they will fund modal shifts is fueling this prediction. It also builds on the current global economic trends that are led by the younger generations for whom owning a vehicle is not seen as a reflection of their situation in society.
Definitely, 2023 will be the year of shared mobilities!“
About Tu-tho Thai
Tu-Tho oversees MobilityData’s actions, team, and partnerships in Europe and international markets with a focus on public entities. She also manages all MobilityData’s events including the yearly Summit and supports spreading the word about the organization’s projects, achievements, and growth milestones.
With a double master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Business Development, she is passionate about making the world a better place to live by leaning on new technologies and community inclusion. Having spent over a decade in South East Asia, she strongly believes that the future must be written globally with all learning from each other.
MobilityData began in 2015 as a Rocky Mountain Institute project and grew into a Canadian non-profit in 2019 with the mission to improve travelers’ information. Also registered as a European non-profit organization based in Paris in 2021, it builds on the strength of over 20 employees. MobilityData brings together and supports mobility stakeholders such as transport agencies, software vendors, mobility apps, cities, and local/national authorities to standardize and expand data formats for public transport (GTFS) and shared mobility (GBFS).
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