Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Shared Mobility Simulations for Dublin

This report examines how new shared mobility services could change mobility in Ireland’s Greater Dublin Area. Simulations of eleven different shared transport scenarios show how such services could affect congestion, CO2 emissions and the use of public space. They also examine how such solutions might impact service quality, the cost of mobility, citizens’ access to opportunities and their use of public transport. The findings provide decision makers with evidence to properly weigh opportunities and challenges created by new forms of shared transport. The work is part of a series of studies on shared mobility in different urban and metropolitan contexts.

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Policy Insights

  • Consider integrating Shared Mobility services into the Greater Dublin Area transport system.
  • Shared mobility services should be provided on a large-enough scale to reap full benefits.
  • Use shared services as a feeder service for high-capacity public transport and the existing bus network.
  • Use alternative fuels for shared mobility fleet to reduce emissions further.
  • Target potential early adopters for Shared Mobility services in order to achieve scale of service.
  • Set the regulatory framework for shared mobility services to generate maximum societal benefit.

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