15 Transport and Tech Companies Sign the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities

February 1, 2018 - Fifteen of the world’s leading transport and technology companies signed the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities, pledging to prioritize people over vehicles, lower emissions, promote equity and encourage data sharing, among other goals. The companies include: BlaBlaCar, Citymapper, Didi, Keolis, LimeBike, Lyft, Mobike, Motivate, Ofo, Ola, Scoot Networks, Transit, Uber, Via and Zipcar.

City streets are a finite resource that are getting increasingly congested and polluted. The 15 companies that signed the principles have a massive impact on how people live, work and play in cities across the world. Together they account for 77 million passenger trips per day and inform the travel decisions of 10 million people each day.

 

City streets are a finite resource that are getting increasingly congested and polluted. The 15 companies that signed the principles have a massive impact on how people live, work and play in cities across the world. Together they account for 77 million passenger trips per day and inform the travel decisions of 10 million people each day.
New technologies and modes of transport are already disrupting the status quo and changing the way people move. The pace of innovation is rapid and filled with opportunity, as well as risk, because decisions made today will lock in infrastructure for decades to come. The Shared Mobility Principles 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.

Our objective is to unite cities, the private sector and civil society around a shared vision in order to make the most of new economic models and technologies. The signatory companies are among the most important in the industry, and we are happy to see that we share common goals with them, such as zero-emission vehicles.

 

Robin Chase, co-founder of Zipcar

As a leader in public transport, Keolis, by signing this charter, reaffirms its vision and commitment to the mobility of the future, which we see as being connected, autonomous, shared and electric. We are proud to be a signatory and partner of this charter that unites different mobility and technology players around a common objective: to work together to co-construct a new form of mobility that will improve the quality of life of individuals in the cities of tomorrow.

 

Bernard Tabary, CEO Keolis International

The Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities:

  1. We plan our cities and their mobility together.
  2. We prioritize people over vehicles.
  3. We support the shared and efficient use of vehicles, lanes, curbs, and land.
  4. We engage with stakeholders.
  5. We promote equity.
  6. We lead the transition towards a zero-emission future and renewable energy.
  7. We support fair user fees across all modes.
  8. We aim for public benefits via open data.
  9. We work towards integration and seamless connectivity.
  10. We support that autonomous vehicles in dense urban areas should be operated only in shared fleets.

To learn more about the principles, visit www.sharedmobilityprinciples.org.