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Freedom of Mobility Forum suggests a slow change to ‘green’ transport

The Freedom of Mobility Forum released the results of a new survey that measures the change in mobility habits of people in five countries.

The Freedom of Mobility Forum released the results of a new survey that measures the change in mobility habits of people across five countries.

According to the survey results, one in four global citizens aren’t ready to make eco-friendly transportation choices, particularly in the U.S. where more than half of respondents in rural areas said they weren’t ready to change anything.

If the responses are an indicator of the uptake of alternative transport modes, it may mean changes to the overall car parc with elements such as shared mobility services and micro mobility may be slower than some analysts anticipate.

The survey was in partnership with YouGov, a British market research and data analytics company.

The results were shared during the second annual Freedom of Mobility Forum. The international panel of experts and university students from three continents discussed the results, according to a news release shared by Stellantis.

According to Repairer Driven News, while three in four individuals are gearing up for greener options less than 10 per cent have already made profound changes.

Six in ten respondents said they’re ready to ditch “driver-only” transportation, but enthusiasm varies across the map with India, Brazil, and Morocco leading the charge. Fifty percent or less are willing to in mature markets — a factor that drops to 28 per cent in rural areas in the U.S. where mass transit can be less available, the release states.

As for who’s steering the “green revolution,” YouGov found it to be lawmakers and citizens with companies trailing behind. However, with exception from the United States.

Younger generations are also making more of an influence in the revolution, according to the survey results. One in 4 global citizens said they believe they hold the key to our green future, with 40 per cent in India believing they can spearhead change.

YouGov general manager, Alexandre Devineau highlighted the impact of the results.

“Although the youth will likely be influential in driving change for greener transportation, their actions are not yet more tangible than the rest of the population,” Devineau says.

“Their choices, and the dynamic resulting from them, will have a strong influence on the transportation challenges that will have to be addressed worldwide.”

The survey was conducted in Brazil, France, India, Morocco, and the United States in January. There were 5,095 respondents, around 1,000 from each country, 18 years and older.

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