Beyond the worldwide mobility trends that will no doubt affect the Netherlands, there have been some important announcements lately
In the name of efficiency, Amsterdam gets fewer tram & bus stops
This measure aims to decrease travel times with public transport, but will undoubtedly increase for many people their walk or bike ride to public transport stop. Read more here.
Drivers beware! Parking fees will rise in Amsterdam in 2019
We could see this coming and we will see more of it with cities wanting to reduce traffic and carbon emissions.
Luckily, shared mobility in the city is expanding and will work as an alternative or complement for cars and public transport. Here is what to expect:
…As well as e-mopeds and cargo bikes. Read more about how this will work.
Beyond the capital…
200 shared e-scooters will be placed in the Hague in March 2019 and more cities will follow.
Mobility trends we expect to see in NL in 2019
1. More e-scooters
We are sure the worldwide crazy will reach the Netherlands. Felyx is the first e-scooter sharing service launched in the Netherlands. We hear that the Dutch e-scooter sharing startup Swheels2Go will launch in Amsterdam early next year. We are wondering about Amsterdam headquartered Dott and Hilversum-based foldable electric scooter Trikelet. We would not be surprised if big international players like Bird or Lime make their entry in NL. They are already in a handful of European capitals including Paris, London, and Brussels.
2. Reduced use of cars
The introduction of environmental zones (milieu zones) in cities, increased parking costs, smart mobility pilots from municipalities and giving licenses to more and more shared mobility companies, are just some of the measures local governments are taking to discourage citizens to use the car. We expect to see more of these measures appearing the coming months.
3. Aggregators and door-to-door solutions
With more and more mobility providers entering cities, the mobility space is getting crowded, some would call it overwhelming. It’s only natural that we will see players that will aggregate all the different providers and offer solutions that will help users make the best choice for them and the occasion.
We saw this coming that’s why we created Ridecloud, an app that brings together all shared mobility in one single app. With Ridecloud, you can see multiple shared mobility options available around you, compare prices and types of transport and book what’s best for you. Discover all rides around you by downloading Ridecloud for free on the App Store.