The European shared mobility sector has seen a 20% increase in ridership levels in Q3 this year when compared with the same period in 2021.
This is according to the latest Fluctuo European Shared Mobility Index, which analysed rental bike, e-scooter, e-moped, and car user trends across 33 key cities between July and September 2022.
There are now more than 525,000 shared vehicles across the 33 cities monitored. E-scooters represent 55% of these vehicles, docked bikes 16%, free-floating bikes 15%, e-mopeds 6% and cars 7%.
“We really pushed the boat out with this index,” Fluctuo’s CEO and Co-Founder Julien Chamussy told Zag Daily. “To give a more complete vision of the industry to cities and mobility professionals, we added 11 more cities, covering 33 in total. We’re thrilled to see that shared mobility is still growing despite the socio-economic barriers that have been put in Europe’s way in recent months. All modes recorded a strong quarter, particularly free-floating bikes: thousands of electric bikes took to the streets last year and ridership is taking off as a result.”
Fluctuo found that one of the reasons for the increase in trips is because the fleet sizes have shot up by 52% since the same period in 2021.
The data also shows that in cities with greater cycling infrastructure, people are more likely to use shared bikes and scooters.
Prague witnessed the biggest growth in trips this Q3 compared to last year, while Oslo continues to record the most trips per capita, followed by Lisbon and Stockholm.
Berlin was the city with the most shared vehicles (70,000), ahead of Paris (51,000), Hamburg (37,000), Brussels (33,000), Milan (27,500) and London (27,000).