CAR FREE DAYS SEND E-SCOOTER AND E-BIKE USE SOARING
Dott, the responsible European micromobility operator, reports a surge in demand for its service during car free days, which have taken place during EU Mobility Week.
On Sunday 18th September, Brussels and Paris held car free days to raise awareness of alternative transport choices. Residents and visitors turned to Dott’s e-scooters and e-bikes, for an effortless, efficient and environmentally friendly way to unlock their city without relying on a car.
In Brussels, 33,000 ridestook place, a 78% increase on the previous week. Over 17,000 riders travelled a total of more than 121,000km, equivalent to more than 3 times around the globe. The average ride distance was 4km and lasted 18 minutes. More than half (53%) of users were using a pass, saving money on their journey and the amount of new riders to Dott’s service was up 373% on the previous week.
Over 26,000 rides took place in Paris, up 8% on the previous week. Over 20,000 unique riders travelled a total of more than 91,000km, equivalent to more than 2 times around the globe. The average ride distance was 3.5km and lasted 16 minutes. Nearly half (47%) of users were using a pass, saving money on their journey and the amount of new riders to Dott’s service was up 28% on the previous week.
The peak travel time in both cities was between 15:00 and 17:00.
Maxim Romain, Co-Founder and COO, Dott, said: “The rise in use of our vehicles this weekend shows that cars are a major barrier to micromobility. Our usage jumped when they were removed for the day in two of Europe’s capital cities, showing that we can encourage more sustainable transport choices by creating more car free spaces in our city centres.”
The environment and social impact are at the heart of every business decision at Dott. The micromobility company has set out its goals and progress at ridedott.com/sustainability.