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Complement public transport with micro-mobility: the smart approach

20 May. 2021
New timing! Online, from 16.00 to 17.30 CEST time (UTC+2)
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The topic
The UITP Academy is organising a series of webinars in the framework of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak to assist public transport companies in tailoring their business continuity and recovery plans.

This webinar is organised as part of the Urban Mobility Innovation Index (UMii). The project, sponsored by the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA), has set up a framework that assesses the maturity of a city’s innovation ecosystem in urban mobility, using a collection of indicators that capture multiple features of the innovation value chain (

The first UMii report involving 30 cities was published in 2017. Since, the World has been through important transformations and cities had to face many challenges. A new UMii report will be published at the end of the year 2021 to compile best practices and to translate them into practical and actionable recommendations for cities, to strategically integrate innovation as part of urban transport planning and to develop greater urban mobility services to make cities better.

To thrive, cities need more than ever to support the deployment of innovative mobility services.


The focus for this 2nd online UMii Forum will be on micro-mobility services and their complementarity to public transport, if deployed smartly.

This webinar will address the following questions:

  • What has been the main impacts of covid-19 on Micro-mobility?
  • What are the main challenges for Micro-mobility providers to deploy their services in a city?
  • What are the opportunities that micro-mobility offers to cities?
  • Can Public Transport and micro-mobility be “friends”?
  • What can cities do to encourage and support a smart and sustainable deployment of micro-mobility to complement public transport?
  • What are the main areas of innovation for future micro-mobility?

Speakers already confirmed are: 

  • Sandra Phillips, CEO/Founder, Movmi, Vancouver, Canada
  • Martin Lefrancq, Attaché – expert smart mobility, Bruxelles Mobilité, Belgium
  • Niels van Oort, Co-director of the Smart Public Transport Lab, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Tareq Farhan, Head of Public Policy, Tier Mobility, Dubai

The webinar will be moderated by  Karine SBIRRAZZUOLI, Deputy Director – Stakeholders Service Excellence Unit Leader, Knowledge & Innovation, UITP, Belgium.

More information on the programme and other speakers will follow soon. 



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