Gil Nadais has assumed the functions of Secretary General of ABIMOTA at the beginning of 2018.
Natural and resident in the Municipality of Agueda, he has been mayor of Agueda since November 2005. He graduated in Psychology from the University of Coimbra and was previously a councilor of the Municipality of Agueda, Counselor of Professional Orientation at the Agueda Vocational Training Center and Regional Delegate of the Youth Institute in Aveiro (April 1989 to February 1994). He has Mastered in Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Health in 2014, from the University of Aveiro.
One of Gil Nadais achievements was making Agueda recognized as one of Portuguese benchmarks for energy efficiency policies, as it was recognized as one of the Smart Cities at the national level. This recognition is part of a systematic work carried out over the last decade and has laid the groundwork for the council to be seen as an example to follow.
The National Association of the Two Wheels, Fittings, Furniture and Related Industries represents the Portuguese bicycle industry appearing prominently in the Soft Mobility and Micro mobility Cluster.
In a recent presentation to the Bicycle Leadership Conference a speaker advocated that we are in the third “version” of Micro mobility. Gil Nadais will be responsible to assure that Portugal Bike Value will be ready for the sustainable business model that will emerge oh this trend.
Light mobility or micro mobility offers an escape to some city stress: higher average speeds, less time spent waiting or parking, a lower cost of ownership, and the health benefits of being outdoors.
Stakeholders have invested more than $5.7 billion in light mobility start-ups since 2015. The market has already attracted a strong customer base and has done so roughly two to three times faster than either car sharing or ride hailing. In just a few years, for instance, several light mobility start-ups have amassed valuations that exceed $1 billion.
Urban consumers already value and use solutions for shared mobility. As so, light mobility appears to make people happy. light mobility is perceived as “intuitive mobility”—it looks easy and liberating to drive through the traffic, It seems really simple: people feel younger, and the experience takes them back to their first time riding a bicycle or a scooter.
Than the economics of light mobility are largely favourable to industry participants. Companies find it much easier to scale up light mobility assets (for example, electric bikes) compared with other type of mobility solutions.
This is a huge opportunity when more than a quarter of the world’s population lives in cities with more than one million inhabitants. And vehicle traffic speeds in many of those city centres are now averaging as little as 15 kilometres an hour. That said, light mobility could potentially target all commuters of less than 8 kilometres, which account for up to 60 percent of today’s total passenger miles travelled.
Mckinsey stated in a report a forecast, which revealed a 2030 micro mobility market potential of roughly $200 billion to $300 billion in the United States, $100 billion to $150 billion in Europe, and $30 billion to $50 billion in China.
Of course there will be challenges in this potential path that will have to be addressed, but there is an assurance that this type of demand growth will represent a huge industrial business opportunity.