Mega Mobilising for MicroMobility

The MicroMobi project aims to develop skills and raise awareness on the topic of micromobility, small human or electric-powered mobility devices suitable for short urban trips. Increased uptake of micromobility is a key tool to reduce carbon emissions from transport. The main priority we are addressing through this project is to contribute to more environmentally friendly cities and fight against climate change.

 

Micromobility includes most small, non-gas-powered, one-person vehicles that are used for active transportation at low speeds, such as wheelchairs, skateboards, electric bicycles and scooters, and walking and cycling. Micromobility became increasingly popular in the wake of the worldwide bikesharing networks that emerged in the 2010s and more recently with the proliferation of electric kick scooters in cities throughout the globe. Micromobility was considered the most secure way to commute and travel. As part of the wave of the transition to green recovery, numerous European towns have converted their pop-up bike lanes into permanent ones.

 

These modes of transport are suitable for short urban trips and are a key tool to reduce carbon emissions from transport. 

 

What is next for the project?

The project combines training and skill-sharing activities that enable bottom-up and top-down change in the transition to micromobility: educating the users through micromobility and road safety training, repair cafes to teach skills and contribute to sustainability of materials, and training planners and professionals within organisations and entities to better plan for sustainable mobility, including micromobility, and contribute to improved road safety for vulnerable road users.

 

The project partners are Friends of the Earth Malta, Friends of the Earth Cyprus, PromImpresa (Italy), and LKM (Slovenia).

 

So far

In January 2024 we held the first face-to-face partner meeting, in Malta, and with that, the MICROMOBI project is officially underway. The meeting was filled with discussions, brainstorming sessions, planning, and emotions. The partners converged in Malta to map out the next two years of collaborative efforts.

 

The main priority we are addressing through this project: to contribute to more environmentally friendly cities and fight against climate change. Our focus will be on the development of skills and raising awareness regarding the use of small human or electric-powered mobility devices tailored for short urban journeys, alongside promoting walking as a sustainable mode of transport.

 

Thanks to a survey about micromobility shared in the partner countries, we had the opportunity to gain deeper insights on what our supporters know and think about micromobility and how we can make our raising awareness campaign more useful and attractive for everyone who is involved in the issue.

 

As a result of the meeting, several milestones have been achieved:

-Definition of key messages

-Discussion on project visual identity

-Release of the first project reel on social media

-Strengthening of team connections

-Development of a comprehensive plan for the next 1.5 years

 

Let’s keep moving towards a greener transport system!

 

Check out our first project video:

Micromobi video