Brussels, 9 December 2020 - Move EU, the European Association of On-Demand Mobility, would like to congratulate the European Commission for its Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy. The association welcomes in particular the recognised need for EU level action in the ride-hailing sector as well as the confirmation that shared and collaborative mobility platforms act as intermediaries between customers and mobility service providers. (see here)
Move EU agrees with the Commission that “compliance with as many regulatory regimes as the cities they [ride-hailing platforms] want to serve is a barrier to develop a single market for these players”, as stated in the accompanying Staff Working Document.
Claudia Breure, incoming Chair of Move EU, said: “This is a very important step for our sector. We believe that modern regulation at EU level is needed to ensure that ride-hailing platforms can offer their solutions with healthy competition in a true single market for services, while serving the interests of cities, passengers and drivers alike.”
Move EU supports the goal of the Commission to significantly reduce transport emissions and make the sector more sustainable, which is aligned with the efforts of the association’s members. It is therefore key to promote public, shared and on-demand transport modes to reduce the number of private cars on the road, and contribute to the objectives of the Strategy and the European Green Deal.
“The adopted Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy is a first step towards the final goal of a harmonised and progressive regulatory framework for the ride-hailing sector. Move EU stands ready to further contribute to the work of the European Institutions and continue our dialogue, also in the context of an updated framework for urban mobility,” Claudia Breure said.