The excitement about “New Mobility” is hard to avoid: Ford Motor Company is all about it, the City of Detroit has hired experts in it, some people even say the RTA millage failed because of lack of focus on it.
But “new mobility” is rarely defined and seems to encompass everything from Uber to self-driving cars to bike share.
The key question here in Detroit should be how can it really aid disadvantaged and under-served communities.
That’s why I was excited to learn about the Shared-Use Mobility Center and their “Building an Equitable Transportation System with Shared Mobility Webinar.”
“Shared mobility holds enormous potential to help meet the mobility needs of populations that are often left behind by dominant transportation planning and services. SUMC’s webinar examined different approaches that have been used to expand transportation options in underserved communities, including topics on carshare, bikeshare, shuttles, TNCs, and senior mobility.”
Check it out and learn for yourself at: http://policies.sharedusemobilitycenter.org/#/analysis/53