City co-operation essential for shared mobility success in Germany

High investment in public transport infrastructure means German authorities are keen to make sure that shared mobility services are complementary, and not competitive. By Xavier Boucherat

It’s rare to find a Berliner with serious gripes about the city’s public transport. The combination of the U-Bahn subway, S-Bahn light rail, tram network and 24-hour buses serves the German capital’s three and a half million residents well, along with the five million plus international visitors it receives annually. Factor in taxis, and it becomes difficult to imagine what room exists for additional services….

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