According to a new report from ride-hailing company Free Now, the number of passengers using multi-modal transport options grew by 27% across Europe between 2021 and 2022.
The publication also revealed that the number of multi-modal trips, which includes journeys made using e-mobility options or car-sharing, increased by 221%.
To compile the report, Free Now claims to have analysed the data of 48 million of its users.
Free Now pointed out that 91% of Europeans also consider sustainable transport options more important or at the same level of importance as they did prior to the energy crisis.
Maruisz Zabrocki, UK general manager of Free Now, said: “The UK is one of our fastest growing markets and we’re proud to be the leaders in the licenced taxi market.”
“As such, we will continue to encourage our users to combine the various transport modes we have on our app and move from an ownership concept to a shared service that can be booked on demand.”
Major trends for 2023 are also outlined in the report, some of which included the 15-minute city concept, single app solutions for mobility, flexible mobility spending and collaboration for green mobility.
According to Free Now, 73% of rides were taken by e-scooter and 27% by e-bike throughout Europe, and in the UK micromobility rides grew by 200% in 2022.
It also revealed that the number of trips taken using its app grew by 50% in 2022, with Dublin ranking highest on this list, followed by London and Warsaw.
What’s more, the report highlighted the emerging urban mobility trends across the UK and Europe for 2023, including the increasing demand for micro-mobility options and the road to net zero emissions.