E-Micromobility: A Clear Solution For Cleaner Air

October 12th, 2019 by Guest Contributor on Clean Technica By Michael Keating, President and Founder of Scoot Californians love to be outside. But even on a clear, sunny day, we know that the air we are breathing isn’t as clean and clear as it looks, especially in our increasingly congested and crowded cities. Air quality is a complex topic that is affected by the weather, …

School buses using Via app in NYC: ride requests matched with other passengers in the area that are all traveling in same direction or to the same general location, then algorithm designs the most efficient route for a single vehicle to pick them all up and deliver them

Through the Via partnership, school buses will be able to more quickly adapt routes to respond to kids’ needs, and the tech platform will provide GPS tracking and real-time updates to parents and students as they navigate school transit 8.21.19, WORLD CHANGING IDEAS Fast Company, New York City’s school buses will now be automatically routed and tracked using Via’s algorithm …

LA targets eradication of gas and diesel vehicles, boost transit and high quality mobility within 10 minute walk from home

April 30th, 2019, Climate Home News Mayor unveils plan aiming for 100% zero-emissions vehicles by 2050 amid sweeping climate package for the city. y 2028, every resident ought to be able to access “high-quality mobility options within a 10-minute walk from home”. All buses will be electric by 2030, the plan claims. By Natalie Sauer Los Angeles’ car-choked arteries will run clean …

Takeaways from the shared use mobility summit

On March 5, 6, and 7, SUMC brought together  (more than 700 mobility practitioners from 40 States and 14 countries—including policymakers, public and private sector leaders, agency heads, startups, and researchers—for the 2019 National Shared Mobility Summit. It is the only conference of its kind that focuses not just on sharing the latest developments in shared mobility, but on asking tough …

New/shared mobility reports recommended by Bruce Schaller

Bruce Schaller, Principal of Schaller Consulting, is a widely recognized expert in new mobility and for-hire services, public transit and urban traffic. He is the author of widely-cited reports assessing how new services such as Uber and Lyft have improved mobility and raised concerns about their impacts on traffic and transit in U.S. cities and developing prescriptions for public policy.  Mr. …

ITF work on Shared Mobility

How can cities reduce the negative impacts of car traffic without reducing the mobility of their citizens? Can air pollution, congestion, CO2 emissions or the use of public space be limited while enhancing people’s access to jobs, shops, health services or educational institutions? The ITF’s work on shared mobility explores workable answers to this question. It starts from the observation …

Universal Basic Income is Coming and It’s Long Overdue

Universal Basic Income is Coming and It’s Long Overdue, CityLab, 2018 Universal Basic Income (UBI) has long been talked about as a way to address income inequality, but there’s a solution that directly stimulates employment: Universal Basic Mobility (UBM), by simply getting people to jobs.In areas where commutes are long, it’s hard for children to escape poverty, and in many cities, areas …

School carpooling in the US gets a high-tech makeover

If there’s a change in plans, Figure8’s app updates everyone at once and even sends a picture of the replacement driver so there are no surprises. By Brian Blum 7 Oct 2018 in UNCOVER ISRAEL – Get the ISRAEL21c  School carpooling illustration by Lena Bely/Shutterstock.com Aviv Matzkin teaches at Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School in Silicon Valley. He’s also in charge of dismissal at …

Interview with Robin Chase, Aug 2018

From The Beam and Clean Technica, 24 Aug 2018 An interview with ZipCar founder Robin Chase, by Anne-Sophie Garrigou Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur who became famous for co-founding Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world. The successful entrepreneur wasn’t about to stop there, going on to co-found Buzzcar, a peer-to-peer carsharing service in France (now merged with Drivy); as …

Car sharing increases mobility, decreases greenhouse gas emissions

July 20, 2016, phys.org Credit: University of California – Berkeley Drive, ride or share? It’s a question more people are asking themselves as transportation options are rapidly evolving. But what does it mean for road congestion and the environment? In the first-ever North American one-way carsharing impact study, the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) reveals that car2go has a substantive …