Shared mobility has the potential to become an important driver for sustainable mobility. The market for shared mobility services is growing quickly and cities are working towards integrating new shared mobility options with public transportation under public Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platforms, to allow single booking and payment. However, this endeavour still faces limitations, such as meeting the needs of users, unequal access, lack of tools for public authorities for coordinated mobility management across all modes and public space, systems’ interoperability, regulatory gaps, and oversupply or abandoned vehicles.
GEMINI’s vision is to accelerate the progress towards climate neutrality by reinforcing a modal shift through the demonstration and uptake of new shared mobility services, active transport modes, and micro-mobility, and their integration with public transport in new generation MaaS services.
GEMINI Mobility Living Labs in 8 mission cities (Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Ljubljana, Munich, Paris, Porto and Turin) will drive this transition, engaging local communities in the implementation of their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and the co-creation, development and adoption of promising innovative mobility solutions. The Mobility Living Labs will stimulate improved access to public transportation whilst introducing sustainable mobility business models in urban and peri-urban contexts, in turn leading changes in mobility patterns and behaviours, aimed at less car-centred urban mobility systems.
Funded by the European Commission under the Horizon Europe Program, with a total budget of over €12 M, the project involves a Consortium of 43 partners led by the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI).