Micro-mobility: What it is and how is it affecting our everyday life?
Micro-mobility revolution was started in the ‘90s by Wim Ouboter. However, he wasn’t so successful then. And now, around two decades later, the need for micro-mobility has risen again. This is due to the increasing problems of overpopulation, traffic congestion, and longer commute distances.
What is Micro-mobility?
Micro-mobility refers to a category of vehicles that are used to cover micro distances. These small transportation modes either run manually or on electric motors. Micro-mobility vehicles are becoming an alternative to conventional modes of transportation and include bicycles, e-bikes, e-scooters, small electric cars with one or two seats, etc. The speed limit of these vehicles is generally below 50kmph.
Role of Micro-mobility in our everyday life
Majority of the Indian population still prefer private vehicles over public transport. But when it comes to short or micro-trips, these conventional modes are not suitable.
So, what do you do when the distance you want to travel is too short to take out your car and too long to walk? Here’s where bicycles, e-scooters, and e-bikes come to your help. These micro modes of transportation are best-suitable for covering the small distances because they are cheaper, safer, and available on-demand.
Scooter sharing is the most suitable model to solve the problem of congestion in India. It is an easy-to-use solution with affordable pricing for all your shorter commutes. You don’t have to invest in a scooter of your own because you can rent one for your short intra-neighborhood trips. Renting an electric scooter is an added advantage.
Micro-mobility vehicles are fit-for-purpose. Being cheap, eco-friendly, and socially inclusive, Micro-mobility is attracting more and more people. Secondly, the development of Micro-mobility is supported by the government authorities too. For instance, Zypp is one such initiative by Mobycy that has been recognized by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
All in all, Micro-mobility is disrupting the way we commute daily. They are more sustainable owing to their less carbon dioxide emissions. So, Micro-mobility is not just a short term trend but is very much here to stay. It is the best suitable solution to the fast-approaching urban transportation crisis.
Check out how Zypp is changing the face of Micro-mobility across the country!