In recent years, economic, environmental, and social forces have quickly given rise to the “sharing economy,” a collective
of entrepreneurs and consumers leveraging technology to share resources, save money, and generate capital. Homesharing
services, such as Airbnb, and peer-to-peer carsharing services, such as Getaround, have become part of a sociodemographic
trend that has pushed the sharing economy from the fringe and more to the mainstream. The role of shared mobility in the
broader landscape of urban mobility has become a frequent topic of discussion. Major shared transportation modes—such
as bikesharing, carsharing, ridesourcing, and alternative transit services—are changing how people travel and are having a
transformative effect on mobility and local planning.
March 1, 2018