The more people use shared modes, the more likely they are to use public transit, own fewer cars and spend less on transportation overall

From the Shared Use Mobility Center While there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to creating effective P3s, the speakers drew from their own experiences to offer real-life examples and discuss what it takes to make such arrangements successful, from formulating ideas to structuring contracts and managing procurement. Justin Holmes, Director of Corporate Communications & Public Policy, Zipcar; Dani …

If you can’t get rid of cars (or gas vehicles) in the city center, get rid of parking

FastCompany June 2017 All Oslo wanted to do was lighten its environmental footprint. But the Norwegian capital’s noble goal—to cut greenhouse gas emissions down to 95% of their 1990 levels by 2030—necessitated restricting car traffic. And that’s where the troubles began. Transit accounts for 61% of Oslo’s carbon emissions; private cars are responsible for 39% of that total. So in 2015, …

Create a shared mobility report for your neighborhood. Build a mobiilty hub (see directions). Also new rideshare pick-up suggestions smooth the ride

By Shared Use Mobility Center, Tim Frisbie, 26 June 2017 Wouldn’t it be great if you could quickly create a report showing all the shared mobility infrastructure in a specific neighborhood? And what if you could add other data layers, too, such as average housing costs, job density and vehicle ownership rates? Good news – you can do all the …

Can an App Increase Carpooling? Contra Costa Agency’s Partnership with Scoop Aims To Find Out: Transportation agency will pay $2 per ride to sponsor residents who use the ride-finder application

Theo Douglas is a staff writer for Government Technology, 26 May 2017 Contra Costa County, Calif., hasn’t found a resolution yet to the workweek gridlock that snarls highway traffic across the Bay Area, but one of its public agencies is in the early stages of another pilot aimed at convincing commuters to become part of a potential solution. On Monday, …

LibreTaxi’s Roman Pushkin on why he made a free, open-source alternative to Uber and Lyft

On Shareable and P2P Foundation Blog, 25 June 2017 Nithin Coca: With all the controversy engulfing the global ride-hailing giant Uber, there is more attention on alternative platforms that meet people’s transportation needs and don’t have the company’s ethical baggage. One of the newest and most promising alternatives is LibreTaxi, founded by Roman Pushkin, a San Francisco-based developer and architect with a decade …

The Transit App (integrated with Uber now) makes transportation easier

By Cynthia Shahan, Clean Technica, 15 June 2017 Transportation systems never stay still. They are practically by definition and ever-evolving part of our society. As you may have noticed, ever-changing and expanding multimodal transportation systems are increasingly relying on apps, or connected to apps. In my recent experience of car-free weeks, I relied on multimodal systems and found it easy …

Smart Cities of the future will need an “integrated multi-modal transportation system” that will allow cities to manage, monitor, and optimize across both public and private modes of transportation. And building an efficient multi-modal transportation system will require technology that is on-demand, integrated and autonomous.

Building an efficient multi-modal transportation system with technology that is on-demand, integrated and autonomous: Is Ridecell a tool that will allow cities to manage, monitor, and optimize across both public and private modes of transportation, switching between on-demand and fixed route services? Remember when the primary way we’d get music was to go to a store and buy a CD? …

Lyft aims for 100% renewable energy & self-driving Bolt fleet

By Steve Hanley on Clean Technica June 16th, 2017. Originally published on Gas2. General Motors makes the Chevy Bolt, a fully electric car. General Motors also has a half billion dollar investment in Lyft, the on-demand taxi service that competes head to head with Uber. In the future, the Chevy Bolt may be the backbone of Lyft’s fleet of autonomous …

Car-sharing’s promise of clean cities

Originally stolen from euobserver.com By PETER TEFFER Would you hand in your car, if you knew that public transport in your city could be completely overhauled and made more attractive? Imagine if you could order a shared taxi with your smartphone, which would bring you door-to-door to your destination, without any transfers. You could book it in real-time, with a …