First FIA Youth and Mobility report launched, supported by FIA Foundation
The FIA has launched its first-ever Youth & Mobility report as part of the FIA Global Advocacy Programme, supported by the FIA Foundation.
The report analyses responses from young people, aged 16 to 25 years old, about issues around mobility. The survey, conducted by polling organisation Kantar, took in the views of 9,000 young people from across the US, Germany, China, India, Mexico, Argentina, Australia, and Spain.
Respondents to the survey indicated that:
- Safety and sustainability are young people’s top priorities. 38% of respondents wanted local transport to be safer, while 28% said it ought to be more sustainable.
- Public transport should be improved – 57% of young people said that this was very or extremely important in helping them move around locally. However, 51% said that they’d like to see improved access to car ownership, while 48% said that better access to shared means of transport (like shared bikes or cars) would serve this purpose.
- They need access to transport solutions for work and education - 64% said they were essential in getting them to jobs, while 62% said they needed them to get to education, and 59% said they used cars to access services (like the doctors or shopping).
- They want to be part of the change – 45% are or want to be actively involved in shaping the future of transport solutions where they live and 54% are or want to be actively involved in the development of safe and sustainable mobility options.
Secretary General for Automobile Mobility and Tourism, Jacob Bangsgaard, said: “I am delighted to have been a part of the team delivering this report. It has given us critical insights into how young people think and feel about mobility, and will help the FIA and its Member Clubs shape a more sustainable and affordable future for the next generation.”