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*New* Shared Autonomous Vehicles

The adoption of AV technologies has the potential to impact the urban environment significantly in both positive and negative ways. It is important for cities to think through the complex interactions between vehicle autonomy and, for example, pedestrians, ...

Blue LA Launch

*NEW* The Importance of Shared, Electric Mobility, 2020

This Learning Module on the Importance of Shared, Electric Mobility, is part of a collaboration between SUMC and the Hewlett Foundation that aims to explore a broad array of electric and shared mobility pilot projects across the U.S. and to build greater ...

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*UPDATED* Electric Scootersharing

No mode better illustrates the accelerating growth of shared mobility than electric scooter (e-scooter) sharing. While this module includes some discussion of the larger-format sit-down scooters, it will mostly focus on the small wheel, stand-up, dockless, ...

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Bikesharing

Bikesharing, like carsharing, has its roots in the zeitgeist of the 1960s, with the first generation appearing as free “White Bikes” in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1965. Various sharing schemes ranging from free bikes to bike libraries were periodically ...

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Business District/Institutional Transportation Demand Management

Employer transportation demand management (TDM) programs are employer-sponsored programs designed to reduce single-occupant vehicle (SOV) trips to and from the workplace. Programs generally contain some combination of three main approaches to reducing ...

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Carpooling

Carpooling, also known as ridesharing, is the grouping of drivers and passengers with common origins and/or destinations into common trips. Carpooling is the oldest form of ridesharing, and can reduce congestion, lower carbon dioxide emissions, and give ...

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Carsharing

It could be argued that carsharing is the mode that initiated modern forms of shared mobility. Formal carsharing has its roots in Europe in the early 1970s, but the most enduring operations started in Germany or Switzerland in the mid-1980s. Around this ...

Photo of the vehicles used in Seattle's First-Last mile pilot.

Microtransit

Microtransit, like most on-demand mobility services, is less a completely new mode than an evolution of existing modes enabled by technology. Unlike many of the other shared modes, microtransit can take many forms in how it operates, the types of vehicles ...

A person is being helped across the street that has a cane. The raised sidewalk and legs of the people walking are shown.

Persons with Disabilities

Shared mobility has offered access to transportation options beyond the private automobile for a lot of the population. The technologies behind shared mobility have also offered additional, on-demand alternatives to day-before bookings for ADA required ...

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Public-Private Partnerships (PPP or P3)

Transit agencies and local and regional governments have long used public-private partnerships (PPPs or P3s) for a variety of purposes, including leveraging funding to finance large capital projects and increasing operating efficiencies. According to ...

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