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Towards a Resilient Framework of High Level Passenger Rights Protection: Adaptations for Platform-based Mobility Solutions and the Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility.

Urban mobility has fundamentally changed over the last decades. Sharing steps, bikes and cars as well as carpooling and on demand mobility platforms have become an important part of the mobility matrix. Established by private companies, these platform-based mobility initiatives are now at the heart of local and EU mobility policy as a means to achieve a more sustainable and accessible mobility matrix. The standstill in the design of a coherent passenger rights framework for these platform-based mobility solutions as a key component of the mobility mix is in sheer contrast with the operational evolutions in this domain. While the EU aims at providing a high level uniform passenger rights protection, the current legal framework consists of a patchwork of EU Regulations and international Conventions, all with a limited scope. Such a fragmented approach makes the legal framework vulnerable to major societal changes, such as the current evolution towards platform-based mobility solutions, resulting in legal uncertainty and gaps in the protection for passengers. The proposed research will bring an important contribution to the international state-of-the-art by providing a framework for integrated passenger rights protection, aimed at providing legal certainty and effective protection for actors involved in today's mobility solutions, while at the same time making the framework adaptive, providing a solid and resilient framework for future mobility solutions.
Date:1 Jan 2022 →  Today
Disciplines:Civil law, Comparative law, European law, Legal theory, jurisprudence and legal interpretation, Law not elsewhere classified