Micromobility
Brazil

The Micromobility Brazil Platform is coordinated by the Sustainable Mobility Laboratory (LABMOB), from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), with support from the Instituto Clima e Sociedade (ICS) and carried out in partnership with the Institute of Energy and Environment (IEMA). The Platform's objectives are: to map public micromobility systems, promote data transparency, and quantify CO2 emissions savings.

Public micromobility systems have grown exponentially in Brazilian cities. In the context of congestion and environmental compromise due to the widespread use of fuel vehicles, micromobility systems appear to encourage active and sustainable transport and an alternative for carrying out daily commuting. The concept of micromobility refers to light vehicles' trips connected to new technologies driven by electrical energy or human force. These vehicles are often used in combination with other transportation modes in the so-called first and/or last-mile travel.

Currently, more than 1,000 cities around the planet have shared micromobility systems in operation. In general, these systems are public and regulated by the municipal authorities. In many cases, they are operated by private sector companies. The current sharing services follow two primary arrangements. The first one is a docked arrangement, where vehicles can be picked up from an automated station and returned at another station belonging to the same system. The second one is a dockless arrangement, allowing vehicles to be unlocked using a smartphone app and parked along the sidewalk within a defined region. These systems commonly offer the rental of a varied number of bicycles and scooters.

The system's data presented on the Micromobility Brazil Platform referred to travel use along January-June 2020. Data were provided by three out of Brazil's five most relevant operators: Tembici, Serttel, and Mobhis. The data's scope varies from case to case since not all systems were active during January-June 2020. In general, the data available ​​correspond to daily averages computed in periods of up to six months of activity in the year 2020.

The equation for calculating CO2 savings was developed by IEMA based on: 1) mileage traveled in the system according to the average daily use counted; 2) percentage share (%) of the mode of transport powered by fossil fuel (automobile or motorcycle) in the modal division of the municipality where the system is located for estimations related to the modal replacement by micromobility services' users; 3) CO2e emission factor, concerning the mode of transport powered by fossil fuel (automobile or motorcycle), measured in gCO2e / km, varying according to the municipality of analysis.

Bike and Scooter Sharing System 2020.1

    Emissões de CO2 evitadas não disponíveis

    CO emissions2 savings per day

    traveled/day

    daily bike trips

    Bicycles

    Emissions savings per day

    0tCO2e

    Daily trips

    0

    Distance traveled per day

    0

    Scooters

    Emissions savings per day

    0tCO2e

    Daily trips

    0

    Distance traveled per day

    0

    • Emissions savings per day
    • Km traveled / day
    • Vehicles (conventional)
    • E-Vehicles (EV)
    • Type
    • Total users
    • Female
    • Male
    • 15 to 29 years old
    • 30 to 59 years old
    • Up to 60 years old

    *Data not available

    • Belo Horizonte
      • Bike BH
    • Bertioga
      • Rivibike
    • Brasilia
      • Mais Bike
    • Curitiba
      • Grin-Patinetes
    • Fortaleza
      • Bicicleta Integrada
      • Bicicletar
    • Goiania
      • GynDebike
    • Passo Fundo
      • Passo Fundo Vai de Bici
    • Pelotas
      • Bike Pel
    • Petrolina
      • Petrobike
    • Porto Alegre
      • Bike PoA
    • Recife
      • Bike PE
    • Rio de janeiro
      • Grin-Patinetes
      • Bike Rio
    • Salvador
      • Bike Salvador
    • Santos
      • Bike Santos
    • Sao Jose dos Campos
      • Bike Sanja
    • Sao Paulo
      • Bike Sampa
    • Serra
      • Bike Serra
    • Sorocaba
      • Integrabike
    • Vila Velha
      • Bike VV
    • Vitoria
      • Bike Vitória
    • Agencia Trunfo
      • Sao Paulo
    • Grow
      • Curitiba
      • Rio de janeiro
      • Sao Paulo
    • Mobhis
      • Passo Fundo
    • Scoo
      • Sao Paulo
    • Serttel
      • Fortaleza
      • Brasilia
      • Serra
      • Vitoria
      • Goiania
      • Belo Horizonte
      • Petrolina
      • Pelotas
      • Sao Jose dos Campos
      • Santos
    • Tembici
      • Salvador
      • Vila Velha
      • Recife
      • Rio de janeiro
      • Porto Alegre
      • Sao Paulo
      • Sorocaba
      • Bertioga

    The Micromobility Brazil Platform is coordinated by the Sustainable Mobility Laboratory (LABMOB), from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), with support from the Instituto Clima e Sociedade (ICS) and carried out in partnership with the Institute of Energy and Environment (IEMA). The Platform's objectives are: to map public micromobility systems, promote data transparency, and quantify CO2 emissions savings.

    Public micromobility systems have grown exponentially in Brazilian cities. In the context of congestion and environmental compromise due to the widespread use of fuel vehicles, micromobility systems appear to encourage active and sustainable transport and an alternative for carrying out daily commuting. The concept of micromobility refers to light vehicles' trips connected to new technologies driven by electrical energy or human force. These vehicles are often used in combination with other transportation modes in the so-called first and/or last-mile travel.

    Currently, more than 1,000 cities around the planet have shared micromobility systems in operation. In general, these systems are public and regulated by the municipal authorities. In many cases, they are operated by private sector companies. The current sharing services follow two primary arrangements. The first one is a docked arrangement, where vehicles can be picked up from an automated station and returned at another station belonging to the same system. The second one is a dockless arrangement, allowing vehicles to be unlocked using a smartphone app and parked along the sidewalk within a defined region. These systems commonly offer the rental of a varied number of bicycles and scooters.

    The system's data presented on the Micromobility Brazil Platform referred to travel use along January-June 2020. Data were provided by three out of Brazil's five most relevant operators: Tembici, Serttel, and Mobhis. The data's scope varies from case to case since not all systems were active during January-June 2020. In general, the data available ​​correspond to daily averages computed in periods of up to six months of activity in the year 2020.

    The equation for calculating CO2 savings was developed by IEMA based on: 1) mileage traveled in the system according to the average daily use counted; 2) percentage share (%) of the mode of transport powered by fossil fuel (automobile or motorcycle) in the modal division of the municipality where the system is located for estimations related to the modal replacement by micromobility services' users; 3) CO2e emission factor, concerning the mode of transport powered by fossil fuel (automobile or motorcycle), measured in gCO2e / km, varying according to the municipality of analysis.