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Shared Mobility Pledges

CoMoUK is joining forces with European partners to create The Shared Mobility Pledge as part of the ShareNorth programme. Building on the success of a similar scheme called the Green Deal in Belgium and the Netherlands, the charity is calling upon stakeholders with an interest in creating future mobility systems for their area to sign a commitment to take action to accelerate the growth and quality of shared transport services. Successful co-mobility projects come from strong partnerships, CoMoUK will be working with city authorities, operators, and local partners to create a menu of support required from all stakeholders. By teasing out specific pledges to support the development of car clubs, bike share, ride share and emerging modes we will develop best practice case studies to share across the UK and with EU partners. 'It’s all about combining forces, says Jeffrey Matthijs, from Share-North. The strength and beauty of the Green Deal, he notes, is the wide variety of different types of organisations involved: insurance companies, research institutes, regional provinces, cities, municipalities, the Polis network and umbrella federations of the car rental and motor industries. The plan now is to replicate this system in the UK.

Pledges and working groups

CoMoUK will work with partners to identify barriers to growth and success. Some barriers may require local solutions however where appropriate national working groups will also be developed. Exploring means to overcome barriers will lead to a series of suggested pledges on topics such those listed below:
  • technology and innovation,
  • parking zones, kerb space and mobility hubs,
  • investment and revenue funding,
  • shared mobility in business parks, & new housing developments,
  • insurance, data and legal,
  • marketing & pricing strategies,
  • integration,
  • social inclusion.
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ShareNorth: new project for 2019-21

CoMoUK are excited to announce that we will be working with EU partners over the next three years to raise the profile of shared transport solutions. This work will be part of the SHARE-North project and will utilise the expertise from both sides if the North Sea. The aim of the project is to develop, implement, promote and assess shared transport options such as car clubs, bike share, ride sharing and other shared transport options. CoMoUK will focus on engaging interested parties, asking them to pledge, to help overcome barriers to shared transport options. We will also be looking to create mobility hubs in targeted areas to convert space such as kerbside and pavement space so that it will benefit all. If you are interested in learning more about SHARE-North you can do so here and you can find out the areas the project covers here We will be releasing more details of the project shortly but if you have any questions or would like to know more please email Antonia at antonia@como.org.uk   
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Making Shared Transport Work for Scotland

  A new and exciting direction for Carplus Scotland. After eight years of the ‘Developing Car Clubs in Scotland’ programme, the sector has grown and evolved, and so our programme has adapted to reflect this. The new 2018/19 ‘Making Shared Transport Work for Scotland’ programme, funded by Transport Scotland, has a wider remit and will work towards making shared transport (car clubs, bike share and ride sharing) as effective as possible at delivering benefits to people and places in Scotland.  
  This year’s programme will focus on raising awareness of what is possible and creating conditions to nurture development. The aim of this work will be to unlock good development and investment, leading to better mobility.   As well as continuing to be a resource for guidance, best practice and evidence to support shared transport, the team will also be engaging with new audiences to increase awareness of the potential of shared transport with five key contexts - workplaces, property development, visitor economy, communities, renewables. This will include spreading the benefits of shared transport to new types of neighbourhoods, promoting effective shared transport for workplaces; identifying opportunity for visitor shared transport and working to embed shared transport thinking into the planner/development sector.  
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