This report explores the key barriers to the provision of these sharing economy mobility services to highlight the actions that can be taken by policy makers and other organisations to support their availability. The study involved two stages: a literature review investigating the current state of knowledge both domestically and internationally; and in-depth interviews with experts from organisations such as service providers, lobby groups and policymakers. The objective was to learn their perceptions on shared mobility service provision barriers and expected developments on increasing the use of shared mobility services.
The analysis found that the Australia cities have similar shared mobility issues that are evident in other places around the world, for example, the paucity of suitable parking spaces/numbers and locations for shared mobility facilities, and the need for smart technology that elicits information for meeting travel demands.
The study found a number of barriers relating to the not always smooth interaction between policy makers and commercial enterprises, suggesting opportunities for new cooperative business models, joint partnerships and shared responsibilities in the provision of shared mobility services. In particular, the lack of acknowledgement in accepting shared mobility services as merit goods, in the same way as other public transport services, prevented shared mobility from being supported by the government policy intervention.