In the UK, population groups dependent on public transport in peri-urban areas often have difficulty accessing essential activities and services such as work, education and health care. Despite increasing urbanisation, huge areas of cities are still not fully accessible by public transport.
Even in the London area, with the most advanced network of public transport in the UK, nearly 40% of the inhabitants live more than one kilometre from a public transportation stop. Outside London, transport is even more car dependent, and reducing the carbon footprint of transport is increasingly urgent, as is ensuring community resilience through equitable access to jobs, education and services.
Household expenditure on transport and fuel, long commuting times, car congestion, pollution, difficult access to services and jobs: as the challenges faced by peri-urban areas and their inhabitants accumulate, it is becoming urgent to rethink mobility on these territories.
Since its creation, Padam Mobility aims to make more efficient, and therefore more accessible, mobility in sparsely populated areas. Providing mobility for people living in peri-urban areas by offering sustainable shared mobility solutions is Padam Mobility’s mission. It’s solutions, Demand Responsive Transport services (DRT and paratransit), improve travel for all, and facilitate access to services and jobs.
Our solutions have proven their reliability in peri-urban areas because they are easily adapted to local circumstances, and provide appropriate answers to the problems encountered by mobility stakeholders on that territory’s scale. By reducing the cost per trip, they increase the attractiveness of services and therefore ridership – while reducing operating costs by minimising empty trips. They adapt and integrate into a mobility offer by focusing on the most difficult part: serving users away from key corridors.
In Lille, Strasbourg, Villefranche-sur-Saône and Sophia-Antipolis in France, Padam Mobility’s DRT and Paratransit solutions have been able to adapt to the local constraints and challenges, of both the territories and their inhabitants to improve their mobility, reduce their dependence on private cars, and increase their autonomy in their travels.
According to the French Agency for Ecological Transition (ADEME), 50% of companies' CO2 emissions come from commuting and business travels.
How the Paris Region launched the world’s most flexible and widest public demand-responsive transport with one unique app.
How did the Le Cotentin urban community boost its rural mobility thanks to Padam Mobility's Demand-Responsive Transport?
How the Orleans Metropolitan Area modernised its Demand-Responsive public transport network using Padam Mobility's simulation tool.
How did the city of Padua strengthen its night mobility offer thanks to Padam Mobility's Demand-Responsive Transport?
Since its creation, Padam Mobility aims to make smart mobility more efficient, and therefore more accessible, to rural areas.
Padam Mobility takes a look at the main applications and advantages for the use of on-demand mobility in all areas.
The EU-funded ULTIMO project has brought Padam Mobility on board as technology partner for new AV projects.
A new DRT service, ‘The Robin’, offers rural residents in the Forest of Dean and Cotswolds new access to public transport.
Padam Mobility looks back at eight years of company history and casts its eyes to the future for its shared mobility services.
Powered by Padam and operated by Vectare, the NovusFlex on-demand transport service offers better access to residents of Lubbesthorpe.
Padam Mobility works to better communicate and optimise the estimated travel times for its on-demand and paratransit services.
Padam Mobility and Hacon have developed a mobility app for the southwest of France, which maps the entire mobility offer in the region.
Keolis aims to partner with on-demand transport specialist, Padam Mobility, to take the Lyon autonomous shuttle service to the next level.
The current regulatory framework creates barriers to adapting fleets for use as multi-operator demand-responsive transport.
Padam Mobility speaks on the opportunity to build a functioning, reliable public transport network and the role that DRT plays in this.
Ed Cameron, the Commercial Manager at Uno Bus, discusses an operators' perspective of DRT in this interview by Padam Mobility.
SALÜ, an on-demand service offered by Swiss transport operator BUS Ostschweiz AG, was launched in March for the city of Wil.
Councils often use metrics like subsidy per passenger journey as a means of deciding value for money. Can DRT compete with public transport?
Jack Holland from Padam Mobility sets out practical tips on how to succeed in implementing a dynamic on-demand transport system.
Rather than operating two on-demand services that pool bookings separately, Padam Mobility aims to implement a merged mobility service.
Padam Mobility presents Quality Bus Masterclass Series #3: Scaling DRT – Using a Flexible Demand Platform and Vehicle Supply Model.
Public transport demand is deeply linked to the availability of that transport. Where the network is poor and infrequent car ownership rises.
Padam Mobility and Prospective Labs present Quality Bus Masterclass Series #2: Using Data Science to Increase the Success of Your DRT Scheme.
Making it easier for everyone to commute is one of the objectives of DRT. To this extent, DRT can help alleviate your mental workload.
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