Minority Neighborhoods Benefit From Shared Mobility Systems

“We’re really trying to show that these kinds of services can work in a wide variety of places,” Sharon Feigon, Shared Use Mobility Center’s executive director, said in an interview. “Our vision is a transportation system that connects all the different modes, where transit is the backbone and shared mobility is the first and last mile and filling in the gaps.” The mapping tool also shows many disadvantaged urban neighborhoods lacking shared mobility access can still support such systems because of their high population density, nearby transit and walkability. A benefits calculator lets cities model shared mobility growth scenarios to gauge greenhouse gas emissions, vehicle miles traveled and cost savings. The third tool, a policy database, holds more than 700 shared mobility laws, studies and strategic plans to inform future regulations.