A Recap of 2020

At last, we’re approaching the end of 2020, a year we won’t soon forget. The Covid-19 pandemic hit and put the world in lockdown for the better part of the year. Since bad news always seems to overshadow positive news, in this blog we want to do the opposite by highlighting a few positive developments […]

Roadmap of Action Sustainable Mobility

Last month, the Sustainable Mobility for All initiative launched the Global Roadmap of Action toward Sustainable Mobility. It aims to help countries prioritise policy actions to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, based on their current mobility performance. As such, action plans can be tailored to each country, depending on their progress on mobility. Global Roadmap […]

Shared Mobility in the Middle East

On October 8th 2019, Fadiah Achmadi presented “Shared Mobility in Different Cultural Perspectives – Intercultural Lessons from the Middle East” at Shared Mobility Rocks 2019, an International Symposium on Shared Mobility held in Brussels. The presentation was developed together with Mr. Mohamed Jama Mohamed from the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport. In short, the presentation […]

Public Transport in African Cities

Many African cities, like many other cities in developing countries, have no or poor public transport run informally by thousands of independent operators. The fleet mainly consists of crunchy mini-buses that provide no comfort to passengers, but contribute plenty of pollutants to the air. In Kampala they are called Matatus; in Johannesburg, minibus taxis; and in Gaborone, […]

Motorcycle taxis finally regulated

Last week, the Indonesia Ministry of Transport finally released the first regulation on motorcycle taxis in Indonesia since their introduction nearly a decade ago. Currently there are two operators of such a service in Indonesia: Go-Jek (Indonesian) and Grab (Singaporean). We wrote about Go-Jek and its ancillary services in this blog, and suggested that the […]

Second generation of shared mobility

At the 2018 Polis Conference, Angelo Meuleman from Taxistop gave an interesting presentation about the second generation of shared mobility. His story began with the findings of a 2017 PwC study that found that by 2030, Europe’s transport sector will require 80 million fewer cars it has than today. That’s a decrease from 280 million […]

Transport Corridors in Islamic Countries

The study on “Improving Transnational Transport Corridors in the OIC Member Countries: Concept and Cases” was undertaken by Fimotions, commissioned by the COMCEC (Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation) Coordination Office. As one of the four Standing Committees of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), COMCEC serves as a central forum for addressing development problems shared […]

Tehran’s Sustainable Mobility Solutions

Tehran is the biggest and most populous city in Iran. According to UN Data, Tehran had a population of 8.4 million in 2015. However, in a study we conducted two years ago, Tehran was categorised as a megacity, which according to the UN should have a population of at least 10 million. Like many other […]

Convenient door-to-door journey with smartphone and your forefinger

Imagine you’re in a hurry. You need to catch the bus to get to the train station, and you also need to know how to navigate the last mile to your destination in an unknown city. How great would it be if you could plan and pay for your whole trip from your departure point to […]

GO-JEK, paratransit service for the mobility needs of Indonesian urban residents

GO-JEK was inspired by a paratransit system in Indonesia, so-called Ojek, which has existed in Indonesia for decades. In many kinds of literature, the term paratransit refers to informal public transport services that are operating without appropriate licenses or permits to provide collective ride services to the public or registration papers from public authorities. They […]