BEIJING MAAS PLATFORM LAUNCHES “MAAS MOBILITY FOR GREEN CITY” INITIATIVE

BEIJING MAAS PLATFORM LAUNCHES “MAAS MOBILITY FOR GREEN CITY” INITIATIVE

The promotion of climate-friendly transport and mobility is crucial to achieve the targets of 2030 carbon emission peaking and 2060 carbon neutrality in China, which were recently announced by Chinese president Xi Jinping. In particular, the sustainable integration of new mobility services such as free-floating bike-sharing or ride-hailing with existing public transport is key to efficient, convenient, and climate-friendly urban transport systems. Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), a concept which aims at promoting ecosystems, facilitating the integration of all transport services into a single mobility platform, is a promising solution to reach this goal. In the Outline for Building China’s Strength in Transport, a top-level policy for the long-term development of China’s transport sector, which was released in September 2019, the aim of the promoting the integrated development of MaaS in China was emphasized. Following the set direction, now more and more Chinese cities are implementing MaaS pilot projects. (MORE)

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