CoMotion LA mobility event expands, expects 2K attendees

Posted on October 22, 2019

CoMotion LA 2019 offers both conference participants and the general public something never seen: the world’s first new mobility corridor.
CoMotion LA 2019 offers both conference participants and the general public something never seen: the world’s first new mobility corridor.CoMotion

CoMotion LA, which brings together global leaders of the urban mobility revolution to Los Angeles, will take place at ROW DTLA on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, with the third edition of the event expecting around 2,000 attendees from over 40 countries.

This year’s event will feature themes around green transport, micromobility, autonomous vehicles, MaaS, and inclusive transportation.

Serving as a Title Sponsor, L.A. Metro’s CEO Philip A. Washington and Chief Innovation Officer Joshua Schank will also both speak at this year’s event, while Nadine Lee, chief of staff at Metro, will moderate a session. Their sessions will touch on pivotal topics, such as congestion relief pricing, transportation network companies, and partnerships between transit agencies and new mobility companies.

Additional speakers include L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Seleta Reynolds, GM at LADOT; Jay Walder, CEO of Virgin Hyperloop One; and state Sen. Scott Wiener.

CoMotion will offer both conference participants and the general public a look at the city’s new mobility corridor. Running for nearly a mile down Alameda Street in Downtown Los Angeles, special lanes will allow people to use a variety of new mobility vehicles in a real-world setting, with cross traffic and pedestrians.

CoMotion LA 2019 offers both conference participants and the general public something never seen: the world’s first new mobility corridor. Participating vehicles include micromobility devices (electric scooters, ebikes, and one-wheels) as well as hydrogen-powered buses, smart shuttles, and electric cars. Presented in partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, this will mark the first time these new technologies are demonstrated to the public on real city streets.

"By moving to such an iconic location as ROW DTLA, one of the most important urban development projects in the U.S., we are taking CoMotion LA to the next level," said John Rossant, founder and CEO of CoMotion. "And we are incredibly excited to be working with our friends at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to roll out the New Mobility Corridor on Alameda Street — it's the first such corridor in the world for innovative mobility vehicles."

Fleet Foward also contributed to this report.

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