We need more sustainable transport solutions in Aarhus: Which role could micromobility play?Let’s create a vision of a more sustainable transport sector in Aarhus by 2025 together. Take part in the innovative development of sustainable mobility solutions for the future in Aarhus Municipality.
When talking about means of transport, we often think about owning a car, a bike or a monthly ticket to the public bus company. Nevertheless, in recent years, new modes of owning and sharing transport devices have been developed:
There are e-scooters and bikes freely floating in the city, easy to rent and therefore fitting to our current high-pace lifestyles. Other businesses are attempting to rent out vehicles on the long-term and include other services such as free maintenance in their services and there are plenty of other, innovative user concepts on the way. All of these means of transport on light vehicles can be described as “micromobility”. In our case, we usually refer to short transportation solutions for (typically less than 5 km) distances in an urban context.
However, how sustainable are the various concepts and which are the most relevant in Aarhus? In order to reach CO2-neutrality by 2030, the numbers of car trips in our city has to decline drastically, so how do we utilize and combine the various modes of transport and which other sustainable modes of transport could you imagine to play a role by 2025?
There are many directions in which you can take this challenge and it is up to the groups to determine the specific focus.
Experts and representatives of different concepts will set the stage and provide you with the knowledge you need to start assessing the various solutions and finally come with recommendations. However, time is precious and in order to gather some relevant data and gain local insights, we would recommend you to go out on the street and do some hands-on research on e.g. local people’s thoughts on the different means of using transport.
The analysis and recommendations produced by the groups can address both the municipality as well as private providers and can potentially influence new strategies in the field. Thus, during this Climathon, we actively pave the way towards more sustainable and smart mobility solutions in Aarhus.
Micromobility - a smart and sustainable solution for Aarhus' future transport?
Join the Aarhus Climathon to find local solutions to the climate crisis and help creating the vision for a more sustainable city of the future. Transport is the biggest challenge when it comes to cutting Aarhus' CO2-emissions, which is why our 2019 Climathon will deal with micromobility.See more from Aarhus