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Case study: Micromobility policy in Paris

Explore the challenges associated with deploying micromobility devices in Paris.

The management of the introduction of micromobility devices to cities has not been without regulatory challenges. In this step, we’ll take a closer a look at the example of Paris.

In this video, micromobility professional Jocelyn Loumeto discusses the benefits for urban mobility of rolling out the new modes.

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

In this article, Hannah Figg summarises the conflicts that arose over the deployment of micromobility devices, and how the city of Paris has been trying to address them.

In 2019, the city instigated a voluntary code of good conduct for e-scooter operators, covering rules about:

  • riding and parking the devices
  • safety and security commitments
  • respect for more vulnerable road users
  • the integration of micromobility into the city’s sustainability objectives
  • general relations with the city authorites, including data sharing.

At the time of writing (November 2022), however, the future of micromobility operators in Paris has been called into question altogether by the city authorities. Feel free to conduct your own search of more up-to-date information to learn how this discussion proceeded from there.

Your task

Having watched the video and read the article, what are your thoughts on micromobility?

  • Does this form of transport exist in your local area? It is successful?
  • What policy and regulatory conflicts have arisen from its implementation?
  • Do you believe it has the potential to change people’s travel behaviour away from private car use?

Write a short paragraph on your views, post it in the comments and take the time to comment on the posts of at least three other participants.

Further resources

If you would like to explore some of the concepts we have covered in more detail, the following resource is optional.

Will the bicycle help us address pressing social issues?

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

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