Shared Mobility/Mobility on Demand

Future of Work: Scenario Planning for COVID-19 Recovery

Alexandra Pan, Susan Shaheen

The COVID-19 pandemic caused widespread lockdowns across the world in early 2020, with major implications to spatial and temporal commuting patterns as a result of increased work from home (also known as telework) activities. There has been a high degree of uncertainty on what work from home impacts will persist in the future. In this report, we first conduct a thorough review of news articles, published reports, and peer-reviewed literature to summarize telework trends. We also use scenario planning to bring together ten experts from academia, public sector, industry, and commercial...

Mobility on Demand: State of the Industry Practitioner Census, Fall 2021

Susan Shaheen, Adam Cohen, Jacquelyn Broader

The Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) at the University of California, Berkeley is pleased to present the results of the Mobility on Demand (MOD) State of the Industry Practitioner Census. The global pandemic has led to a challenging period for the transportation sector. Nevertheless, the industry has shown resilience and innovation. This industry outlook provides information on MOD and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) developments throughout the United States (U.S.) and highlights some industry changes in response to the pandemic.

Tercer Informe Anual del Estado de al Industria de La Micromovilidad Compartida

La Asociación Norteamericana de Bicicletas y Monopatines Compartidos (North American Bikeshare & Scootershare Association – NABSA)

La Asociación Norteamericana de Bicicletas y Monopatines Compartidos (North American Bikeshare & Scootershare Association – NABSA) se complace en presentar nuestro tercer informe anual sobre el estado del sector de la micromovilidad compartida. En 2021, el sector continuó respondiendo a la pandemia del COVID-19, y la micromovilidad compartida cubrió vacíos críticos en la movilidad esencial. El sector siguió recuperándose y demostrando una enorme resiliencia, con un número de sistemas que supera los niveles anteriores a la pandemia. Este informe hace un
seguimiento de este progreso y...

3rd Annual Shared Micromobility State of the Industry Report

North American Bikeshare & Scootershare Association

NABSA is pleased to present our third annual Shared Micromobility State of the Industry Report. In 2021, the industry continued to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with shared micromobility filling critical gaps in essential mobility. The industry continued to rebound and demonstrate tremendous resilience, with the number of systems growing past pre-pandemic levels. This report tracks that progress and the trends that are emerging in the industry.

To inform this report, we have collected data across a wide variety of topics, including ridership metrics, user profiles, employment,...

The Many Modes of Transportation

February 13, 2022

Screenshot of the many modes podcast

Susan Shaheen, the Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director, talks with Viewpoints Radio about the United States' current infrastructure and what more needs to be done to promote greater citizen mobility with bikes, scooters, and other non-motor modes of transportation.

Listen to the full podcast...

Shared Mobility and Automated Vehicles: Responding to socio-technical changes and pandemics

February 2, 2022

 Responding to socio-technical changes and pandemics"

Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen publishes a book that provides information on how to shape future shared vehicle systems.

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To Pool or Not To Pool?

December 1, 2021

Image of a highway with a blur of vehicle lights over it

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-...

Impacts of Transportation Network Companies on Vehicle Miles Traveled, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Travel Behavior Analysis from the Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco Markets

Elliot Martin, PhD, Susan Shaheen, PhD, Adam Stocker

Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Lyft, Uber, and their global counterparts have expanded around the world over the past decade and have changed the way that people travel around cities and regions. The individual mobility benefits provided by TNCs have been clear. Passengers can summon a vehicle quickly via smartphone from almost anywhere to take them almost anywhere, with advance communication on estimated wait time, travel time, and cost. TNCs may also provide users with added mobility benefits, especially for those living in areas where public transit service is...

Understanding Curb Management and Targeted Incentive Policies to Increase Transportation Network Company Pooling and Public Transit Linkages

Susan Shaheen, Wesley Darling, Jacquelyn Broader, Adam Cohen

Transportation network company (TNCs) rides that are shared amongst users (i.e., pooled) can offer a variety of benefits including increased mobility and reduced transportation emissions. However, very few TNC users select pooled trips and not all pooled rides are matched with other riders. This report supports increased poolingby exploring different pooling strategies and incentives. TNC userswere actively engagedto offer insightsthrough the...

Urban Air Mobility: Opportunities and Obstacles

Adam Cohen, Susan Shaheen, PhD

Urban Air Mobility (UAM, also known as advanced air mobility) is an emerging concept that envisions a safe, sustainable, affordable, and accessible air transportation system for emergency management, cargo delivery, and passenger mobility within or traversing a metropolitan area. While numerous societal concerns have been raised about these approaches (e.g., privacy, safety, security, social equity), on-demand aviation has the potential to provide options for emergency services, goods delivery, and passenger mobility in urban and rural areas using small piloted and autonomous...