A collaboration between Milan’s Mobility and Environment Agency (AMAT) and the French tech start-up Vianova is to develop a centralised digital platform to improve access to all the cities shared mobility services including e-scooters, e-bikes, e-mopeds and cars.

The initial model will integrate 17 micromobility operators, including Cityscoot and Lime.

The initiative, which is funded by the EU funded European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), is part of Milan’s Open Streets plan “Strade Aperte” which will convert 35 kilometres of roads into cycling and pedestrian lanes

Valentino Sevino, director of mobility planning and monitoring at AMAT, says: “Thanks to our collaboration with Vianova, the city of Milan will be able to equip itself with a powerful tool to better monitor the demand for shared mobility and plan specific interventions to ramp up the city’s mobility offering with new services.”

Vianova chief operating officer Thibaud Febvre says: “With AMAT’s support, we’re able to provide a centralised solution that is tailored to the needs of the local government and will help make Milan’s urban environment more liveable and attractive.”