Helping cities estimate whether it is worth helping car sharing with parking spaces – how it is already helping cities with their transit issues

By Matt McFarland  @mattmcfarlandJuly 19, 2016, cross-posted from CNN Money There’s a promising fix for any city with transportation issues — and car ownership has nothing to do with it. A new study found that cities that turn to a flexible type of car-sharing stand to benefit from less pollution, less traffic and more parking. Researchers at the University of …

Carshare research shows, the more options people have to string together — from ride apps to city bike-sharing to trams — the more potential there is for changing habits

Katy Steinmetz @katysteinmetz, July 19, 2016, Cross-posted from Time Magazine  Susan Shaheen, a Berkeley professor specializing in transportation study, may know more about ride-sharing than any other academic in America. And that has put her in a position to broker deals with hot transportation startups: They give her access to their data, and she assesses their environmental impact. Many of these companies …

Each shared Car2go vehicle removed between 2 and 11 personal cars from the road, depending on the location

LAURA BLISS, @mslaurabliss, Jul 20, 2016, cross-posted from CityLab I sold my Prius when I moved to Washington, D.C.—I expected the city’s Metro system to be a reliable alternative. (It isn’t, but that’s another story.) Luckily, my feet, my bike, and several ride-hailing and car-sharing apps such as Zipcar and Turo have gotten me where I’ve needed to go. These so-called “shared-mobility” …

NREL’s Sustainable Mobility Initiative, focus areas and publications

Cross-posted from NREL: http://www.nrel.gov/transportation/sustainable-mobility-initiative.html NREL’s Sustainable Mobility Initiative approaches sustainable transportation as a network of travelers, services, and environments—rather than just vehicles and roads—using connectivity and automation to optimize mobility and significantly reduce related energy consumption. This concept of an intelligent, integrated, and dynamic mobility system represents a meaningful change from today’s vantage point of linear trips and single-occupancy vehicles. Working …

Employee ownership gaining popular and political support

By Neal St. Anthony, 4 Aug, Star Tribune A poll conducted several weeks ago by Public Policy Polling showed that two thirds of Americans “support the concept of companies being owned by their employees so that all workers share in their success.” Only 13 percent oppose the idea; 19 percent are unsure. The poll also found that 58 percent of …

There has never been a better time to make a rapid shift, invest in the transition

Cross-posted from Business Green Yesterday’s Clean 200 list adds to the ever expanding library of evidence showing companies that are transitioning towards low carbon business models are outperforming those wedded to unsustainable models based on planet-choking pollution. All companies will have to adapt to this reality as clean tech trends, legislative measures, and climate impacts combine in the coming decades to …

Top 10 reasons to take TTI’s Urban Mobility Report with a grain of salt

By Daniel Hertz, on City Observatory, 10.9.2015 Since the Texas Transportation Institute released its 2015 “Urban Mobility Report,”urban transportation experts and advocates have unleashed thousands and thousands of words poking holes at its methodology, assumptions, and political agenda. (We’ve pitched in our fair share of those words, and perhaps more.) Not a kind of urban mobility you’ll find in the Urban …