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Strengthening the capacity of Central Asian countries to develop sustainable urban mobility policy on car sharing and carpooling initiatives

Published: October 2020

Shared mobility services are the part of the shared economy, which is based on the idea of rational use of limited resources, which creates an opportunity for a person to afford highquality goods and services at a reasonable price.

This study provides a brief history of the emergence and development of shared mobility services, which contribute to a more efficient use of available resources and to achieve a number of UN sustainable development goals. Various forms of shared mobility are increasingly being included in the urban multimodal transport system and impact social and public life of urban residents in the areas of economics, ecology, and safety.

This study considers car sharing and carpooling in countries from Western Europe, Asia, and North America and tries to assess the possible development of similar services in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It also offers guidelines and recommendations taking into account the best practices that may facilitate the transition in Central Asia to modern forms of sustainable urban mobility.

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