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Sustainable Transport and Shared Mobility

Delve into the concepts of shared mobility and how it can provide a sustainable solution to help reduce road transport emissions.

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Understand the environmental impact of road transport

The transition to low emission road transport is gathering pace as the world battles to control emissions-induced climate change and urban air quality issues.

It is vital that when we make decisions about how to travel from A to B that we consider the most sustainable and appropriate modes of transport, and shared mobility is quickly becoming part of the solution.

This three-week course is designed to give you a solid foundation into sustainable shared mobility transport as you explore the key technologies, trends, and policies that are enabling this transition.

Explore the different shared mobility modes of transport

Shared mobility includes public transit, automobile-based modes such as carsharing, micromobility such as bike-sharing, and commute-based modes such as carpooling.

On the course, you’ll explore different shared mobility modes of transport, as well as an awareness of their applications and limitations.

This understanding will help you examine how shared mobility fits into the current transport model and how policy can affect the uptake of its use. You’ll also learn what the future may hold for each shared mobility technology.

Gain invaluable insights on sustainability from the experts at Cenex

You’ll gain an overview of the trends, policies, and innovations in the industry as well as an introduction to city planning. This knowledge will help you see how you can apply shared mobility in the real world.

Guided by the experts at Cenex (The Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies), you’ll finish the course with an understanding of how shared mobility can reduce transport emissions and is a positive step towards sustainable transport.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    An Introduction to Shared and Sustainable Transport

    • Introduction to the Course and Week

      In this first week, you'll be introduced to sustainable and shared mobility. We'll focus on what this means, and you'll also be introduced to car clubs.

    • Why shared mobility?

      Why should we be considering shared mobility as a current and future transport solution to decarbonising?

    • Car Clubs

      What are the benefits and limitations of car clubs as a form of shared mobility?

    • Review

      The key takeaways from the week and a look ahead to Week 2.

  • Week 2

    What is Micromobility?

    • Introduction to Week 2

      In this second week, you will learn about micromobility and the role that it plays as part of a shared mobility network.

    • E-scooters

      What are the benefits and limitations of electric scooters as a form of shared mobility?

    • E-bikes

      What are the benefits and limitations of electric bikes as a form of shared mobility?

    • Review

      The key takeaways from the week and a look ahead to Week 3.

  • Week 3

    How is this Applied to City Planning and Mobility Hubs?

    • Introduction to Week 3

      In the final week, you will learn how cities can plan for shared mobility deployment and the role of mobility hubs.

    • City Plan

      What cities can and should look at before and during deployment of shared mobility.

    • Mobility Hubs

      The role that mobility hubs play in creating a joined up network of shared mobility options.

    • Testing what you've learnt

      Well done on completing the course. Now let’s put what you’ve learnt into practice.

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The CPD Certification Service
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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Evaluate what shared mobility is and how it can reduce transport emissions.
  • Compare different shared mobility modes of transport as well as an awareness of their applications.
  • Reflect upon the current limitations and benefits of each shared mobility technology and what the future may hold.
  • Discuss how shared mobility fits into the current transport model and how policy can affect the uptake and deployment of shared mobility.
  • Identify the different types of mobility hubs and how they should be deployed in order to maximise uptake of shared mobility.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in sustainability and the ongoing change in the shared mobility sector.

It will particularly benefit you if you have a basic understanding of transport technologies.

Who developed the course?

Cenex

Cenex was established as the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell technologies in 2005. Today, Cenex focuses on low emission transport & associated energy infrastructure and operates as an independent, not-for-profit research technology organisation and consultancy. We provide you with the insights and solutions that reduce pollution, increase efficiency and lower costs in the pursuit of a zero-carbon future.

The Open University

As the UK’s largest university, The Open University (OU) supports thousands of students to achieve their goals and ambitions via supported distance learning, helping to fit learning around professional and personal life commitments.

  • Established

    1969
  • Location

    Milton Keynes, UK
  • World ranking

    Top 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
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