Planning for Shared Mobility
You'll learn about:
The findings of PAS Report 583, "Planning for Shared Mobility"
The opportunities and challenges that arise when planning for shared mobility at the local and regional levels of governance
Best practices and guiding principles for shared mobility implementation and policy development
Learn about the role of shared mobility in urban planning. Identify challenges and opportunities for planners, policymakers, and public agencies interested in implementing shared modes and developing shared mobility policy in local and regional governments. Engage with private-sector transportation technology innovators and stakeholders and learn more about opportunities for public-private partnerships.
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 microtransit services, such as Via, 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.
Shared mobility—the shared use of a vehicle, bicycle, or other low-speed travel modes—is an innovative transportation strategy that enables users to have short-term access to a mode of transportation on an as-needed basis. Shared mobility includes various service models and transportation modes that meet the diverse needs of travelers. Shared mobility can include roundtrip services (vehicle, bicycle, or other low-speed mode is returned to its origin); one-way station-based services (vehicle, bicycle, or low-speed mode is returned to a different designated station location); and one-way free-floating services (vehicle, bicycle, or low-speed mode can be returned anywhere within a geographic area).
The rise of shared mobility has disrupted existing products and services in the urban mobility space. App-based for-hire vehicle services such as Uber and Lyft have challenged the taxi, livery, carsharing, and mass-transit establishment. Disruptive innovations like this have the power to not only redefine industries but also bankrupt companies. Fundamental changes in transportation are a great challenge and opportunity at the same time—this requires a systemic view of the evolving transformation.
Shared mobility directly influences and is influenced by most facets of urban planning. This workshop examines the interdependencies, synergies, opportunities, and challenges associated with shared mobility.
, Windels Marx Lane Mittendorf, LLP
, New York
Confirmed SpeakerMatthew W. Daus, Esq. currently serves as a Distinguished Lecturer at the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Transportation Research Center of The City College of New York. Professor Daus conducts research and is extensively published as an expert on ground transportation regulation and technology. He teaches courses on transportation history, policy, sustainability, for-hire regulation and technology. Mr. Daus also continues to serve as President of the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR), a non-profit educational and advocacy peer group of government transportation regulators from around the world promoting best regulatory practices. Mr. Daus is the longest serving Chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), serving for 8 ½ years. Prior to his tenure as Commissioner, Mr. Daus served in executive and other positions in NYC government for almost 20 years at several agencies including as General Counsel to the TLC and the NYC Community Development Agency, as Special Counsel to the TLC and NYC Trade Waste Commission, as a NYC Human Rights Prosecutor, and as Commissioner of the NYC Civil Service Commission. Mr. Daus is a partner and currently chairs the Transportation Practice Group at Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP.
Confirmed SpeakerAdam Cohen is a shared mobility researcher at the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Since joining the group in 2004, his research has focused on shared mobility and emerging technologies. He has coauthored numerous articles and reports on shared mobility in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. His academic background is in city and regional planning and international affairs.
, New York City Department of Transportation
, New York
Confirmed SpeakerMichael Replogle was appointed Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the New York City Department of Transportation in June 2015, where he develops strategy and advises the Commissioner and City on transportation issues. He managed development of an agency-wide strategic plan and the transportation element of the City’s greenhouse gas mitigation plan and helps direct various initiatives related to Vision Zero efforts to eliminate road-crash related deaths and serious injuries, as well as freight and parking strategy, resiliency, and shared mobility. Replogle co-founded and for several years chaired the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Foundation, which links multilateral development banks (MBDs), UN agencies, and NGOs. With SLoCaT, he helped foster and monitor a $175b 2012-2021 commitment for more sustainable transport from the 8 largest MDBs and advanced sustainable transport in global climate and sustainable development policy. Replogle served as Managing Director for Policy, President, and Founder of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, and oversaw growth of that non-profit corporation to a staff of 80 and a budget of $10 million, advancing better urban public transport, walking, cycling, and planning world-wide. As Transportation Director for the Environmental Defense Fund, he shaped transportation laws and advised city and national agencies on planning, transport management and finance, and environmental analysis, including extensive work in New York, Mexico City, Portland, and other metro areas. He was transportation coordinator for Montgomery County, Maryland, where he led comprehensive planning, travel forecasting, and growth management efforts. He holds undergraduate civil engineering and sociology degrees and an MSE in civil and urban engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He has lectured widely at leading universities and conferences and has been named a leading global expert on transportation by Bloomberg Business Week.
, DePaul University
, New York
, New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission
, New York
, New York
Confirmed SpeakerAndrei Greenawalt is the Vice President for Public Policy at Via, where he leads the rideshare startup's policy and government affairs efforts. He previously worked on regulatory and policy issues at the White House for several years (2009-14) in various positions. As Associate Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), he helped lead the development of regulatory policy and review of agency regulations. Prior to OIRA, he was Policy Advisor in the Office of the Chief of Staff, where he worked to advance the Administration’s domestic policy priorities. In addition, he served as Deputy Director in the Office of Cabinet Affairs, and as Counsel in the Office of Legislative Affairs. In 2014, Andrei was awarded a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship in Japan (sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd.). He was a Visiting Scholar at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), in Tokyo, where he researched the Japanese regulatory system. He delivered numerous public presentations and taught an undergraduate course on The American Presidency. He has also served as a law clerk to two Federal judges and worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform. Andrei graduated with honors from Princeton University with a degree in Politics. He earned a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was a member of the Legal Services Organization Board of Directors and a Symposium Editor on the Yale Law Journal.
, Motivate International Inc.