‘SHARED MOBILITY PLEDGE’ TO IMPROVE URBAN TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

15 new mobility players signed "Shared Mobility Pledge" , outlining how they aim to create more livable, sustainable cities. The forum is created to provide a clear vision for the future of cities and create alignment between the city governments, private companies and NGOs working to make them more livable. These 15 companies together account for 77 million passenger trips per day.

The 10 shared mobility principles attempt to “ensure that ongoing developments in technology, operational systems, ownership, and service business models lead to more livable, sustainable, and just cities.” Among the signees are almost all of the world’s major ride-sharing companies, public transport operators, technology platform and shared bike startups. The 10 principles are:

1.   Plan cities and their mobility together

2.   Prioritize people over vehicles

3.   Support the shared and efficient use of vehicles, lanes, curbs, and land.

4.   Engage with stakeholders

5.   Promote equity

6.   Lead the transition toward a zero-emission future and renewable energy

7.   Support fair user fees across all modes

8.   Aim for public benefits via open data

9.   Work toward integration and seamless connectivity

10.  Support that autonomous vehicles in dense urban areas should be operated only in shared fleets

International Association of Public Transport (UITP) is also bringing new mobility players together to ensure their vision leads the discussion on urban mobility. UITP launched the new category of "Digital Platform" to bring all stakeholders together. Some of key members are Keolis, Uber, Grab, Ola, Citymapper, Via, Door2Door, Moovel, Yandex, 99, Upstream and others. UITP aims to unite key stakeholders from across the transportation spectrum and is working on creating "livable and sustainable cities" around the world. 

15 Mobility Companies who participated in "Shared Mobility Pledge" are: