The Committee on Transport and Tourism of the European Parliament has recently published a study on 'Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy'.
The study provides various recommendations on how to regulate shared mobility, assessing the promotion of these new forms of transport to effectively complement mass transport, especially through changes in the funding of transport infrastructure.
An entire chapter is dedicated to the implications of sharing economy in urban transport, advising on how to incentivise shared mobility and better integrate it in the regulatory ecosystem, acknowledging the positive effects in terms of reduction of private car use. At the same time, the study warns policy-makers of the need to tax shared mobility platforms to invest in infrastructure.
Other recommendations address potential risks, as big data sharing and the winner-takes-all model, thus requiring a level playing field when shared mobility competes with public transport services.
The study is available at this link: http://bit.ly/2qJ7l8V