When considering sustainable and shared mobility, rural areas are viewed as problematic: Distances are large, transport policy is usually car-focussed, public transport offers are insufficient and collective transport modes in these areas are not a viable business model… Or are they? In this webinar, SHARE-North will team up with the G-PaTRA Project to prove that sustainable (collective) transport modes can work in rural areas, but that a rural-based approach must be taken rather than applying predominantly urban transport strategies.
In his talk, G-PaTRA’s Dr. Koen Salemink will address transnational issues regarding digitalization and rural mobility. Based on research conducted across the North Sea Region, he advocates for a rural scope and a rural-based approach in mobility policies to safeguard the rural interest in a predominantly urban policy field.
Following this introduction, SHARE-North’s Jeffrey Matthijs will give numerous successful examples of how to make car-sharing work in rural and less densely populated areas via a bit of creativity and innovation. He will talk about sharing local governmental fleets, shared drivers, local mobility hubs, communication campaigns and more.