AGI – With the gradual relaxation of the restrictive measures in the various regions of Italy, Uber has registered an increase for its urban mobility services starting from the first days of May: in the month, the company communicates in a note, races are grew by 50%, with a progressive increase up to the beginning of June with a higher number of trips, registering a + 116% compared to the period before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Specifically, compared to the pre-Covid period, with reference to February 2020, Uber Italy recorded increases in all types of use of mobility services: during working hours (+ 120%), during the week (+135 %), weekend (+ 125%), evening and night (+ 85%), the latter with a lower growth than the other types due, understandably, to the curfew still in force.
Uber is seeing similar numbers in the rest of Europe as well, starting with the United Kingdom, which recorded 100% recovery in travel in both London and the rest of Great Britain, and similar figures were also recorded in Spain and Germany. while France reached 70%. “The objective success of the vaccination campaign, coinciding with the start of the summer season, allows us to observe a restart of mobility in the main urban centers”. says Lorenzo Pireddu, head of Uber for Italy.
“The Bank of Italy forecasts are therefore being implemented on the use of alternative means of transport (private operators, taxis, rental vehicles with driver-NCC) and, as the Bank of Italy itself has pointed out, interventions are needed to ensure that growth can continue. In this transition phase, all mobility players have the opportunity to contribute to the real alternative to private vehicles and reverse the trend that holds Italy second only to Luxembourg in the number of private cars per family. “, he concludes.