Microtransit refers to rides provided by private firms and public agencies in smaller vehicles. While not a new concept, technology has spawned new options by private companies that offer on-demand services and dynamic routing; these services are viewed as a prelude to autonomous shuttle service in the future. Some of these services are partnering with public transit agencies to test whether/how microtransit can work with public transit systems.
The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit is a website designed to help people find and use tools, information, and subject matter expertise to build climate resilience. The Toolkit offers information from all across the U.S. federal government in one easy-to-use location.
Government agencies and offices are creating structured programs to accept unsolicited proposals as an alternative to issuing detailed Requests for Proposals (RfPs). This allows an agency to efficiently procure for new products and unique services. Unsolicited bids are similar to sole source contracts, though are often more flexible.
Start-up partnerships and collaborations provide cities the ability to trial new services/products with young companies while giving entrepreneurs their first customers in a real world setting.
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Streamlined application process for short-term, low costimprovements in public rights-of-way. These installations may be demonstrations to test future, permanent solutions.
Infrastructure trackers show the status of existing and planned streets, sidewalks and bike lanes. Nashville's WalknBike effort allows the public to track the status of bikeway and sidewalk links by location, estimated cost, project status and local elected representatives.
Creating great places in fast-changing times
Scenario Planning is a process to identify alternative futures based on trends and drivers of change. Used when there are unknown variables, participants can detect plausible futures and from there, select desired futures, goals and activities to get there.
Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) issued its New Mobility Playbook in September 2017 to state overarching priorities and near term next steps related to transportation technology, with a focus on driverless (or automated vehicles)
Bicycle Transit Stations provide amenities or bicyclists at transit stations. Amenities include high capacity, secure bicycle parking, repairs and retail for bike-related services and products. In some cases, facilities include lockers, changing rooms and showers. Also referred to as Bicycle Hubs.
New Mobility - Autonomous Vehicles and the Region outlines a plan for urban and suburban policymakers to ensure maximum benefit for region’s residents.
The City of Austin Texas is proactively planning discrete steps for adopting shared, electric, and autonomous vehicles for a future that is equitable, affordable, prosperous and data-driven.
Mixed Motorized trails host low impact modes of transportation that is both human-powered and motorized, including pedestrians, bicycles, personal mobility devices and low speed electric vehicles. Note this does not include all-terrain, off-highway vehicles (OHVs)
Mobility option ratings tools show how walkable and bikeable a place is, as well as the richness of transit options
With dockless bike share systems, bicycles can be parked within a defined district at a bike rack or along the sidewalk With dockless bike share systems, bicycles can be parked within a defined district at a bike rack or along the sidewalk rather than at stations. Dockless bikes can be located and unlocked using a smartphone app. Multiple companies are launching services around the globe.
This White Paper guides cities and towns through the process of setting policies and writing resolutions for new mobility including shared use mobility and autonomous vehicles.
Chatbots are computer programs that leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to complete tasks and answer questions while mimicking human conversation.
SUMC’s Shared Mobility Toolkit is designed to help cities and public sector leaders better realize the benefits of shared mobility.
Livable Memphis, a non-profit in Memphis Tennesee, constructed a mobile kiosk, in the form of a front porch, to take civic meetings to the streets.