Shared Mobility

To Pool or Not To Pool?

December 1, 2021

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Over the past decade, on-demand mobility services have changed the way people travel. These services include app-based ride-hailing companies (also known as transportation network companies or TNCs), such as Lyft and Uber. TNCs offer flexible, on-demand rides that can supplement public transit and personal vehicles, and can lower the barriers to living car-...

Top Ten California Automated Vehicle Policy Strategies

September 23, 2021

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Research teams at the University of California Davis and Berkeley campuses have developed a menu of options to set California on a path toward automated vehicle safety, social equity, mobility, and sustainability.

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Wunder Mobility Podcast: Episode 20

July 1, 2021

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Wunder Mobility talks with Susan Shaheen about the potential separation between public and private transportation, how to create a healthy mobility ecosystem with complementing modes and less competition, and how public transport operators innovate.

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NABSA sets micromobility baseline in first 'state of the industry' report

December 14, 2020

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The assessment is the first of its kind in North America to show aggregated metrics of the micromobility industry at-large, according to NABSA. The report points to 264 cities in the U.S., 17 in Mexico and 11 in Canada that had at least one bike-share or e-scooter system in 2019.

"Before this, there was really a gap in this kind of data...

Bay Area mass transit could start to resemble Uber or Lyft

August 21, 2020

Susan Shaheen - in a navy patterned blouse and black pants - sits on a circular bench on the platform at the Orinda BART station in Orinda, California.

Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen discusses the potential future of public transit and shared mobility during recovery from and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Uber breaks into public sector with California deal

June 17, 2020

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Uber has signed a deal to manage public transport in Marin County, in the San Francisco Bay area, with its software.

Residents in Marin, which has a population of 250,000, will be able to book rides on public minibuses through Uber’s app, which will match riders travelling in the same direction.

Rides will cost $4 per mile, or $3 for those with disabilities or other mobility issues, with the fee going...

Going My Way? The Evolution of Shared Ride and Pooling Services

May 29, 2020

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Sharing rides is a longstanding tradition that predates even horse-and-buggy travel. Recent innovations, however, make sharing a ride easier, more convenient, and more efficient. Innovative mobility services premised on pooling — getting multiple riders into the same vehicle — can lower travel costs, mitigate congestion, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They also offer travelers more mobility choices...

Eight Viewpoints on Mobility Post Coronavirus

April 14, 2020

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Fleet Forward asked eight subject matter experts from various corners of the travel, transportation, and mobility spectrums to assess the short- and long-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on mobility.

We asked them: What will be the state of shared mobility/carsharing in the near future and further out? Will the pandemic accelerate certain mobility options, or will latent hesitancies...

Shared Mobility Resources: Helping to Understand Emerging Shifts in Transportation

Susan Shaheen, PhD, Adam Cohen, and Ismail Zohdy

This policy brief summarizes research findings from two shared mobility resources: the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Shared Mobility: Current Practices and Guiding Principles and the American Planning Association's (APA) Planning for Shared Mobility.

Share Now Is the Latest Car-Share Service to Fold

December 19, 2019

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The US is about to lose another car-share service. On Wednesday, the Daimler- and BMW-owned entity that operates the service Share Now said the company's cars would disappear from North American streets by the end of February 2020. For customers in New York, Montreal, Seattle, Washington, DC, and Vancouver, that’s a bummer. It’s a bummer as well for those who enjoyed short-term rentals in London, Brussels, and...