Towards the concept of mobility subscription? Cover Image

Ku koncepcji abonamentu mobilności?
Towards the concept of mobility subscription?

Author(s): Maciej Szymczak
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Economy, Sociology
Published by: Uniwersytet Opolski
Keywords: urban mobility; mobility management; city logistics; urban management

Summary/Abstract: Considerations included in this paper are part of the concept of on-demand economy, which is based on the avoidance of ownership and sharing resources on a common pool of assets. They relate to urban area mobility that includes the city itself and its agglomeration. In this case, the avoidance of ownership relates to the vehicle and the parking space. The paper contains a sample calculation of the cost of owning a car to the cost of mobility realized by means of collective public transport and a vehicle occasionally rented on the commercial basis. The results of this calculation prompted the author to look for possible alternative scenarios of mobility services, including short-term vehicle rental. They have been discussed and accordingly, the chances of their implementation in the coming years, based on the observation of activities of different actors in the field, have been determined. Consequently this enabled the author to propose the concept of mobility subscription, which would offer the opportunity to move freely around the city and its outskirts with simultaneous avoidance of ownership and keeping in mind sustainable development of the city.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 23
  • Page Range: 29-40
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English, Polish