PRAGUE – MICRO-MOBILITY SERVICES REGULATION

Micro-mobility services regulation in Prague

Local context

The City of Prague’s vision for the future of its mobility, outlined in its Sustainable Mobility Plan for Prague, is focused on accessible, safe and sustainable transport.  

The rapid growth in the popularity of micro-mobility services has been a regulatory challenge for both the city and solution operators. Difficulties regulating the use of the micro-mobility is having negative and dangerous impacts in the city.  

An increasing number of micro-mobility users are failing to follow traffic rules and drive on footpaths, endangering pedestrians and causing a growing number of accidents. Current city infrastructure is unable to meet the demand for parking of e-bikes and scooters, resulting in vehicles lying around the streets blocking traffic and pedestrian access. Additionally, local police must deal with unauthorised entries to historically or otherwise protected areas in the city where use of micro-mobility services is prohibited. 

The City of Prague has been collaborating closely with micro-mobility operators through a second version of memorandum of understanding for mobility sharing services, seeking consensus on an efficient way of operating. Prague is however lacking the tools to regulate services, monitor usage, and educate users (both visitors and citizens), that would provide practical support to this process. 


Solution objectives

The solution should meet at least one of the following objectives:

  • Increased use of micro-mobility in the city  
  • Improved rules regulating the use of micro-mobility as a means of transport  
  • Reduced number of accidents involving pedestrians and micro-mobility users 

Solution impacts

  • Increased use of micro-mobility in the city  
  • Improved rules regulating the use of micro-mobility as a means of transport  
  • Reduced number of accidents involving pedestrians and micro-mobility users 

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This project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.
EIT Urban Mobility acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable. Learn more: eiturbanmobility.eu.