Better Bikeshare: Q&A: Seattle’s private bike shares are affordable. Does that make them equitable?

Post by Stefani Cox, BetterBikeShare.org, and Michael Andersen, PlacesForBikes. Welcome back to our series investigating Seattle’s new dockless bike share systems through interviews with on-the-ground practitioners. We talked with Tom Fucoloro to understand how he views the newest form of bike share in the city. Fucoloro is the founder and editor of Seattle Bike Blog, an independent news source that seeks to get more Seattle …

Why SUMC Supports Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities

By Tim Frisbie October 27, 2017 News Shared mobility has the potential to deliver transformative benefits for cities and regions, from reducing single-occupancy vehicle trips to lessening household transportation costs and opening up access to jobs and opportunity. However, these benefits are only truly possible if new and emerging modes of transportation work for everyone. Proactive leadership is needed, now more than ever, …

City resolution on preparing for shared, autonomous, electric vehicles

Generic version adapted from one model.  Also see this 2017 guide on Writing Effective Resolutions Preparing for the New Mobility WHEREAS, the City is recognized as an innovative, pioneering, and technologically savvy Smart City, that is creative, compassionate, and economically vibrant; and WHEREAS, the City is challenged with increasing congestion associated with its growing population, leading to increasing vehicle miles traveled, longer …

Car-sharing services is expected to increase almost threefold from roughly 6m in 2017 to almost 18m by 2025, with the US expected to have 10m

The Telegraph, Business, October 2017 According to the research firm Frost & Sullivan, the number of members using car-sharing services is expected to increase almost threefold from roughly 6m in 2017 to almost 18m by 2025, with the US expected to have the lion’s share of these at 10m. Niranjan Thiyagarajan, senior consultant at Monitor Deloitte, said the rise of …

EV carsharing companies to watch, also research on Uber/Lyft affect on transit and auto use

Recent research on the risks of TNCs to transit, congestion, and GHG increase cited on NYTimes.com Researchers at the U.C. Davis Institute of Transportation Studies surveyed 2,000 people about their travel behavior in seven major metro areas, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, and including people who live in their suburbs and those who don’t use these services. Results suggest that ride-hailing …

Zoomcar, Ford-backed Indian service where individuals list their cars on Zoomcar’s platform when not in use, expands to 20 countries

Ford-backed Indian self drive car rental service Zoomcar on Tuesday announced its plans to expand into twenty foreign markets, starting with Asia and then Africa, over the course of the next two years. The firm said it has been researching overseas markets and will replicate its marketplace model, where individuals list their cars on Zoomcar’s platform when not in use, to grow …

Greenlighting new mobility approaches goes much faster with permitting over RFP approach says SDOT

Faster than RFP process, permitting allows SDOT to be more nimble and adaptive to changing technologies. That’s one of the goals of SDOT’s New Mobility Playbook, an outline of the agency’s plans to incorporate innovative technology into Seattle’s transportation network.  The Playbook details how SDOT will respond to new technologies, like autonomous vehicles, sensors on traffic lights, transportation networks and ridesharing, …

Shared mobility goals and progress, SUMC, Car2Go, and after a rocky start, BlueIndy is making peace and winning over customers

James Briggs, james.briggs@indystar.comPublished 6:00 a.m. ET Aug. 8, 2017 | Updated 9:39 p.m. ET Aug. 8, 2017 A new car sharing program, similar in idea to the recently launched Pacers Bikeshare, is getting its U.S. premiere in Indianapolis, Monday, May 19, 2014. The plan is to have 125 cars at 25 stations.Robert Scheer/The Star Buy Photo (Photo: Jenna Watson/IndyStar)  57CONNECTTWEET 26LINKEDIN 1COMMENTEMAILMORE Tony …

Advice in creating successful partnerships (P3s) for shared mobility. Also LA Shared Mobility Implementation

Last year, SUMC conducted a study for the Transportation Research Board that found the more people use shared modes, the more likely they are to use public transit, own fewer cars and spend less on transportation overall. P3s can help cities create varied, rich transportation ecosystems that support car-free and car-lite living and the “super-sharer” lifestyle. While the benefits of P3s are …