Shared mobility strategy Twente

Keep cities and rural areas accessible and liveable.

In Twente, the accessibility and liveability of rural areas and cities are under pressure. In some places there are too many cars. Elsewhere, public transport is being scaled down. A number of initiatives with shared cars, bicycles and scooters have already been started in the cities, but no shared mobility is offered in the smaller centers. The regional municipalities have many questions about shared mobility. What can you do with it? Do you leave it to the market or do we have to take initiatives ourselves? Is regulation necessary? Where do you want it, and where not? The 14 municipalities in Twente called on Advier to find answers.

Download Routemap Shared Mobility Twente

Determining ambition

The ambition that governments choose for shared mobility depends on the goals you can achieve with it. Shared mobility is nice, but it only becomes really interesting if it solves concrete bottlenecks or contributes to the strategic goals of municipalities or regions.

The exploration 'Towards a regional system for shared mobility in Twente' makes it clear that the current range of shared mobility is highly fragmented. It appears from the discussions that the accessibility of both urban and rural areas is an important theme. However, providers are still not very interested in getting started with the rural area. While in Enschede, for example, there is almost an oversupply. At the same time, there is a lack of knowledge, budget and manpower to focus more on this from the government.

Regional car sharing desk

To get shared mobility off the ground in Twente, Advier has developed a roadmap. The strategy for shared mobility has been translated into concrete actions, dos and don'ts. Themes are:

  • Developing supply and demand;
  • Link with MaaS;
  • Connection to the new public transport concession;
  • Inclusive shared mobility;
  • Regional roll-out of shared cars;
  • Regulation of shared scooters, bicycles and scooters;
  • Communication with target groups.

Without capacity and expertise you will get nowhere. In order to solve this bottleneck for all 14 municipalities, Advier has proposed to set up a regional counter for shared mobility. This desk supports municipalities with concrete applications and helps to realize concrete initiatives. This partial mobility desk is now a fact.

Irma Lissberg, Twente region
“In Twente as a whole, partial mobility does not start on its own. We were looking for our possibilities in terms of region-wide provision of shared mobility. Advier helped us to find that role and to translate it into concrete actions. We are now working on that.”

Contact about this project

Friso Metz


Shared mobility