Meeting Sustainable Development Goals with MaaS
Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) plays an important role in supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The impact of SkedGo’s MaaS technology and the work we do, together with our clients, partners and collaborators, is part of our vision to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals, communities and the planet. By providing the tools to encourage sustainable mobility choices, we can help to ensure urban and rural environments are more livable for both present and future generations.
Sustainable Development Goal 3
Good Health & Wellbeing
With public transport as the backbone of MaaS, alongside other sustainable transport modes and active travel, we can promote cleaner, healthier ways to travel. Cycle and footpath ‘friendliness’ features help users to understand the safety and accessibility of their route so they can prepare appropriately for their journey. Fewer single occupancy vehicles on the road helps to reduce air pollution, congestion – and potentially road traffic accidents – promoting overall wellbeing in the process.
1.35 million people die each year on the world’s roads. 54% of those dying on the world’s roads are vulnerable road users 1
Sustainable Development Goal 7
Affordable & Clean Energy
Our MaaS platform enables users to easily combine multiple transport modes for greater convenience when planning, booking and paying for journeys. It also builds awareness of sustainable mobility too. This can help drive the adoption of these options, such as clean energy vehicles or active travel, to further reduce emissions and improve overall efficiency.
Energy accounts for 73% of greenhouse gases caused by humans 2
Sustainable Development Goal 9
Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
MaaS supports both urban and rural populations, providing a way to integrate mainstream and alternative transport resources. Our work with Feonix – Mobility Rising is a good example of this in action. From local business fleets to volunteer transport options, MaaS offers a way to extend the mix of vehicles alongside public transport. This both ensures that assets are better utilised and supports easier access to amenities, alongside work and education opportunities.
Only 49.5% of urban residents worldwide have convenient access to public transport
Sustainable Development Goal 11
Sustainable Cities & Communities
Improved access to inclusive, affordable, safe, resilient and sustainable transportation, are just some of the ways that MaaS can support cities and communities. MaaS brings personalised mobility to all travellers, including underserved communities with wheelchair accessibility and screen reader features. Our solutions aim to bring greater freedom, allowing everyone including children, women, persons with disabilities and the elderly, to benefit from universal access to transport and to navigate safely around their communities.
99% of the world’s urban population breathe polluted air
Sustainable Development Goal 12
Responsible Consumption & Production
Our MaaS technology helps travellers to make more informed decisions about how they move. Users can estimate the environmental impact of their transport choices, encouraging sustainable options like public transit and active modes such as walking, cycling or wheeling. Leveraging rewards for the use of green mobility is also a great way to incentivise and reinforce better travel habits.
Taking public transport instead of the car could save 2.2 tons of carbon emissions each year per individual