Sharing Mobility, vademecum for the use of scooters

By Dott and Legambiente

Learn the rules and adopt sustainable mobility choices. It is the goal of the vademecum, containing the main rules and best practices to follow to use the shared scooters in full compliance with the rules and the environment, born from the collaboration between Dott, a company active in sharing micromobility, and Legambiente, an Italian environmental association. The vademecum will be available for all Italian municipalities that want to implement the service efficiently and safely. At the same time, it will be distributed to users, to guide them towards the correct use of shared micro-mobility systems.

“Urban mobility with shared bikes and electric scooters is essential for us at Legambiente for frequent trips around the city, often lasting a few minutes, a few kilometers. Even when you get off the train or leave the subway, these vehicles allow all ages and social classes to move with ‘zero emissions’, in electric mobility at acceptable prices – says Andrea Poggio, Head of Sustainable Mobility of Legambiente – Together with Dr. , thanks to renewable electricity, robust, safe and long-lasting vehicles, we explained in the vademecum how to best use the new services, to accompany opportunities and responsibilities. Fast and electric yes but also attentive to the safety of pedestrians and to park where it is allowed. Legambiente also asks the Municipalities to have the same responsibility, which must designate cycle paths and rest areas that are widespread in all cities. The city safe for all, the city ’30 per hour ‘, as well as sustainable mobility, are built together with citizens, services and municipal administrations ”.

“At Dott we operate in a sustainable way both from an environmental and a social point of view, making sure to offer services for cities that are increasingly green, safe and inclusive. This vademecum is concrete proof of this because, together with Legambiente, we wanted to contribute to the creation of a guide that is able to lay the foundations for conscious and respectful mobility, teaching users a new way of moving, that of the future “, says Andrea Giaretta, Regional General Manager Southern Europe of Dr.

The rules of correct use – The starting point of the project is safety and the consequent full knowledge of the highway code: the indications contained in the vademecum are the result of an analysis relating to the main criticalities observed in the use of scooters in urban areas, often attributable to poor knowledge of the medium, of the rules of the code and, last but not least, a lack of civic sense. The vademecum therefore contains the fundamental principles on which the correct use of vehicles during and after the race must be based, such as, for example: do not drive on the sidewalks, do not ride a scooter in two, park responsibly, do not use the telephone or other devices while driving, wear reflective vests during the evening hours and, if possible, use a helmet.

Useful tips to combat pollution – In addition to these practical indications on the subject of safety, there are useful suggestions aimed at reducing the environmental impact in users’ mobility choices. In fact, as emerges from the survey conducted this summer by Dott, about 40% of its users declared that they have reduced the use of private cars since adopting the sharing service. Shared urban micro-mobility therefore allows you to drastically reduce your carbon footprint in terms of travel, especially when you rely on sustainable vehicles or public transport, rather than private cars, for the short journeys of the first and last mile. In just 2 years, Dott users have traveled throughout Italy 17 million eco-sustainable kilometers which, if they had been traveled aboard a private car, would correspond to a saving of over 2,000 tons of CO2.