The micro-mobility company Dott has reported a surge in demand as workers return to their offices after the summer holidays.
It says in the first half of September, there has been a 46% increase in rider numbers across Europe compared to an equivalent period before the summer holidays.
Compared to the same period in last year, rider numbers have more than doubled. Dott says the increased use of shared micro-mobility for travel into work “demonstrates a shift in behaviour as riders value the freedom, independence and efficiency of shared micro-mobility”.
Henri Moissinac, CEO and Co-Founder, Dott, said, “We believe that our e-scooters can help to make the cities we operate in more pleasant places to be, with less pollution and congestion. As habits change coming out of the pandemic, many people are paying more attention to the environmental impact of their choices. The growth that we have seen as commuting habits return after the holidays shows that more people are choosing shared micro-mobility as the most efficient way to travel across a city in a sustainable way.”
Dott says the most popular time for travel is between 17:00 and 19:00, with another clear peak between 07:00-09:00, “as micro-mobility now becomes a preferred travel choice for commuters, not just leisure users”. The average journey in the largest cities is more than two miles.
Dott has issued a heat map showing the most popular recent routes in London (pictured).