Eight e-scooter operators have banded together to form Micro-Mobility for Europe (MMfE), an advocacy organization establishing a stronger voice for shared-mobility providers across the continent. These founding members of MMfE include:
MMfE has identified three priorities as a result of its formation: urban mobility, data governance, and circular economy. With its members operating in over 20 countries and more than 100 cities across Europe, MMfE aims to provide regulatory guidance to policymakers on the local, national, and continental levels so as to promote better cooperation between these newer companies in the e-scooter industry and the public sector.
At the continental and national levels, MMfE hopes to collaborate with policy officials as the European Union commits to aggressively reducing greenhouse gas emissions. At the local governance level, data made available from MMfE members can help policy officials better understand issues directly related to transportation planning, such as street design, road safety, parking, traffic, and infrastructure. Through these collaborations, MMfE hopes to advance the consideration of e-scooters and other micromobility options in transportation and environmental policies and efforts while simultaneously bolstering the image of their companies.
As micromobility continues to grow across Europe and around the world, SUMC will keep an eye on the work of Micro-Mobility for Europe to see if its model between the e-scooter operators and the public sector has a place in the United States.
Last updated February 19, 2021