Last week, over 15 leading tech and mobility companies signed the shared mobility principles to build the future of sustainable and livable cities: “prioritize people over vehicles, lower emissions, promote equity and encourage data sharing”. The companies supporting those principles include: BlaBlaCar, Lyft, Mobike, Ofo, Uber, Via and Zipcar to name a few.
Transportation is the gate to opportunities. Cities are the place where people wants to live, work and play. Shared mobility and innovation are essential to solve urban issues such as traffic congestion and pollution. Driven by Robin Chase, co-founder of Zipcar and a consortium of leading city and transport organizations, this initiative is providing guidelines to help each stakeholders understand their role within the shared mobility ecosystem and make sure the ongoing mobility transformation also serves social and environmental transformation.
The Shared Mobility Principles For Livable Cities
1. Plan Cities and Mobility Together
2. Focus on Moving People not Cars
3. Encourage Efficient Use of Space and Assets
4. Engage Stakeholders in Decision Making
5. Design for Equitable Access
6. Transition toward Zero Emission
7. Seek Fair User Fees
8. Deliver Public Benefits via Open Data
9. Promote Integration and Seamless Connectivity
10. Automated Vehicles Must Be Shared
“For most cities, urban planners, legislators and residents, there is a cacophony of advice,” said Robin Chase. “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. These companies represent some of the biggest players and we are thrilled to see we share common goals, like a commitment to zero-emission vehicles and efficient use of urban roads.”
All stakeholders — cities, NGOs, academic institutions and companies are encouraged to join the movement. Reach out!