Cities are crowded and urban mobility has been a topic of discussion. Becoming a strong trend for 2021, in search of sustainability, right to the city and better quality of life for people.

Mobility Trends for 2021

One need only look at the city's main roads to see the limited flow of cars, the overload of space and the environmental pollution brought about by excess carbon.

This swelling results in poor air quality, a lot of noise pollution, and a lot of stress. People get annoyed before they even make it to their destination. Even doing routine activities became a difficult task.

Time saving

It's worth thinking, how much time is spent in traffic?

According to a survey released during the Summit Urban Mobility 2019 event, Brazilians spend 32 days a year in traffic.

It is possible to see a strong investment in the auto industry to offer smart cars, but what was actually created to be a solution is already considered a problem: there are too many cars on the streets.

Thus, the trend is for cities to rethink the organization of space and policies to invest in alternative forms of mobility.

More and more, bicycles, scooters and skateboards are seen as ways to relieve traffic. Every day people are more adept at using these alternative forms of transport to go to work, to a date, to the supermarket or to college. And public policies are structuring in this direction.

When looking at cities like Copenhagen, for example, in Denmark, 9 out of 10 people use bicycles to move around. The city has 12 thousand kilometers for cyclists.

In Brazil, there are currently only 3 thousand kilometers between cycle paths and cycle lanes, but the trend is for the stretches to increase, aiming at environmental protection, urban planning and people's well-being. It is worth remembering that a cycle lane is the segregation of the cyclist's circulation space, leaving the vehicular traffic, while the cycle lane is a way of sharing the infrastructure, being an option where the cycle lane is not viable.

European cities already see this sustainable movement, which has inspired Brazil to follow the same path.

Cost reduction

The Brazilian with an average salary works 3.5 days to fill the fuel tank. A person who travels an average of 30 km a day to go to work spends around 168.7 liters of gasoline per month, an expense of around 776.52 reais a month just for fuel.

Thus, the trend for 2021 is for people to leave their car in the garage and adopt bicycles, scooters, skateboards or, when possible, reach their destinations on foot. In addition to contributing to the pocket, the practices contribute to health, leaving a sedentary lifestyle.

sustainable cities

The trend is that urban planning is increasingly changing to meet a more sustainable city, with less cars, less traffic and more happy and healthy people. The Urban Mobility Summit pointed out 8 benefits of cycling as a means of transport, including health, weight loss, mental well-being, environmental preservation and cost-effectiveness.

The “bike” also appears in the market as a form of work. Today, several deliverymen move around with bicycles, pedaling up to 1100 km per month. This movement has been a tool for change in the city.

Skateboarding is not considered by the Brazilian Traffic Code as a vehicle, but in some countries the practice is already regulated.

Although, still interpreted as a toy, it is used as a means of transportation by many people.

There are those who use it in conjunction with public transport, traveling from the train or subway station to the office.

What is the city of the future?

Perhaps the idea of the future has at some point involved flying cars. In this way, the city of the future is increasingly related to the right to the city.

The idea of being able to move around freely, occupying spaces, without the feeling of immobility and imprisonment of traffic jams.

Currently, seven out of ten people get around using a means of transport other than a car. Where this happens, there is encouragement for life to happen in these spaces. There is inclusion and sustainability. The future of the development of cities depends on sustainable urban mobility.

The Brand Two Dogs already participates in this movement.
In tune with world trends, it offers differentiated products to enjoy the best of life and also contribute to a more sustainable city.

In the market for over 10 years, the brand has a series of mobility products for traveling with more freedom.

It's worth taking inspiration from this trend for 2021. On the website Two Dogs there's more news about mobility, sustainability and fun!