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Evidence submitted to government review of future mobility regulation

Evidence submitted to government review of future mobility regulation

Transport for the South East has submitted its response to the government’s ‘Future of Transport Regulatory Review’ call for evidence, setting out how better regulation of this fast-moving sector can help improve connectivity and quality of life while supporting sustainable economic growth.

The review looks at the regulatory frameworks covering:

  • Micromobility which includes e-scooters and cycle hire schemes;
  • Flexible bus services which provide ‘on-demand’ public transport; and
  • ‘Mobility as a Service’ or MaaS which offers door-to-door planning and payment for journeys across multiple transport modes.

Transport strategy manager Rob Dickin leads on future mobility for Transport for the South East. He said: “It’s really important that the regulations governing mobility reflect the significant developments which have taken place in this area and put passengers and consumers firmly at the heart of our transport system.

Getting this right will mean better connectivity and accessibility for everyone, helping people make sustainable travel choices in the easiest ways possible. Not only will this help decarbonise transport in the UK, it will also support the post Covid-19 economic recovery at a local, regional and national level.

Rob Dickin, transport strategy manager

”Transport for the South East is keen to play its part in fostering the development of future mobility, working closely with the Department for Transport to help embed the changes that result from this review and to offer advice and guidance to our partners across the South East.”

Our response was developed in consultation with our constituent authorities – however the transport challenges they each face are unique and we are clear that they remain best placed to make informed decisions on them. In particular, mobility in urban and rural settings require fundamentally different approaches which need to be acknowledged and catered for in the outcomes of this consultation.

You can read our submission by clicking on the link below.

Future of transport regulatory review response (July 2020) – 0.35 mb