for Urban Mobility
Electric scooters tap into the pent-up demand for urban mobility without the physical exertion of traditional bicycles or the expense and inconvenience of driving in a congested city.
Smartphones interact with the other pillars of the sharing economy—excess capacity and urbanism—to facilitate the use of ride-sharing and other services in cities.
Proximity and density are the key variables for the sharing economy, by lowering costs and raising volumes enough to make services both affordable (for riders) and profitable (for drivers).
At an event this week in Washington, DC, Uber’s CEO announced a number of new initiatives and partnerships, reinforcing the company’s strategy of expanding beyond its core business as a ride-hailing service.
The OECD's International Transport Forum introduces a new kind of urban mobility system that would remove 97 percent of cars on the road, and reduce fuel consumption by 30-40 percent.
As winner, Columbus will focus on applying a state-of-the-art transportation system towards driving employment and economic growth, while accelerating adoption of electric and autonomous vehicles.