Modeling car-free living and development: If you want to live in this new Arizona neighborhood, you can’t own a car + 10 simple policies to subtract cars from our streets

Germany doesn’t have a single goal to improve the pedestrian experience on its streets — it has seven. That’s right: Germany not only has a comprehensive National Walking Plan — something American street-safety advocates only dream of — but its transportation leaders are holding themselves accountable to seven distinct benchmarks for measuring how their policies affect the safety and comfort of people on …

Improving transit and shared mobility service and access in rural disadvantaged communities

Conclusions from Caroline Rodier et al. 2018 In general, the pilot concepts and locations were selected by the eight MPOs for implementation because they could be supported by redirecting funding from current underperforming transit services, showed significant promise for improving mobility and access in rural disadvantaged communities, and could be replicated in other communities throughout the San Joaquin Valley. MPOs …

Through new shared services state and local agencies and orgs can chip away at mobility needs and services, even in low-income, rural areas

Mayor Rey Leon of Huron California had the following point to add to shared mobility principles… Shared Mobility Principle 11. WE SUPPORT COMMUNITY COST-EFFECTIVE INDIGENOUS MODELS OF VOLUNTEER-BASED TRANSPORT AND NOT A COLONIAL APPROACH OF IMPOSING A CAR-SHARING SERVICE WITH A FOCUS ON PROFITS. Rural communities in the Central California farmworker communities have been ride-sharing before it was sexy. Due …

Autonomous Shuttles Are Beginning to Close Real Transit Gaps + LAX Considers No Security Lines for Transit Riders

Smart Cities Dive, Feb 2020 Programs in Ohio and Arizona are showing signs that the technology could be a real-world solution to first-mile, last-mile gaps in traditional city transportation offerings, like buses and light rail. BY SKIP DESCANT / FEBRUARY 19, 2020, Govt Tech An electric, autonomous shuttle sits outside the Smart Columbus Experience Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio, in August 2019. Columbus …

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 …