Management & Operations

15 transport, tech cos. sign shared mobility principles for livable cities

Posted on February 1, 2018

The Shared Mobility Principles provide a clear vision for the future of cities and create alignment between the city governments, private companies and NGOs working to make them more livable. Image: sharedmobilityprinciples.org
The Shared Mobility Principles provide a clear vision for the future of cities and create alignment between the city governments, private companies and NGOs working to make them more livable. Image: sharedmobilityprinciples.org

Fifteen transport and technology companies signed the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities today, pledging to prioritize people over vehicles, lower emissions, promote equity and encourage data sharing, among other goals. The companies include: BlaBlaCar, Citymapper, Didi, Keolis, LimeBike, Lyft, Mobike, Motivate, Ofo, Ola, Scoot Networks, Transit, Uber, Via, and Zipcar.
 
City streets are a finite resource that are getting increasingly congested and polluted. The 15 companies that signed the principles have a massive impact on how people live, work and play in cities across the world. Together they account for 77 million passenger trips per day and inform the travel decisions of 10 million people each day.

The Shared Mobility Principles provide a clear vision for the future of cities and create alignment between the city governments, private companies and NGOs working to make them more livable.
 
The principles were developed by Robin Chase, Zipcar co-Founder, and a consortium of leading city and transport organizations including: the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, Natural Resources Defense Council, Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), Transportation for America (T4America), Rocky Mountain Institute, Shared-Use Mobility Center, and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.
 
"Our goal is to align cities, the private sector and civil society around a shared vision to ensure we harness the good and avoid the bad of new business models and technologies," said Chase.
 
The Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities:
 
1.    We plan our cities and their mobility together.
2.    We prioritize people over vehicles.
3.    We support the shared and efficient use of vehicles, lanes, curbs, and land.
4.    We engage with stakeholders.
5.    We promote equity.
6.    We lead the transition towards a zero-emission future and renewable energy.
7.    We support fair user fees across all modes.
8.    We aim for public benefits via open data.
9.    We work towards integration and seamless connectivity.
10.  We support that autonomous vehicles in dense urban areas should be operated only in shared fleets.
 
To learn more about the principles, visit www.sharedmobilityprinciples.org.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Ferguson to lead central region transit and rail market at WSP

In his new role, Ferguson, will be based in the firm’s Chicago office.

DART partners to provide job opportunities for homeless

Nine local mission members were recently hired by a DART contractor as mainline train cleaners.

TNCs caused half of San Francisco's congestion since 2010: Report

Employment and population growth were primarily responsible for the remainder of the worsening congestion.

Pace's T.J. Ross announces retirement

Career includes public and private sector experience with positions as planner, engineer, maintenance director, GM, and executive director.

Metrolink's Art Leahy announces retirement

A 47-year veteran of the transportation industry, Leahy joined Metrolink after leading Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority as CEO from 2009 to 2015.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation