Kristen Pawling - How sharing can improve mobility and the environment
California faces serious air quality challenges, aggressive climate change goals, and, in many places, inequitable mobility options. There is a plethora of shared mobility services available, many of which claim to reduce the need for single-occupant vehicle mobility. Hear about what we already know about shared mobility and the environment, what we don’t know, and what key questions we should prioritize asking.
Marcel Porras - Promoting bikeshare and carshare: The view from Los Angeles
Public officials and planners are much more supportive of carshare and especially Bikeshare programs than they are of TNCs. But both carshare and bikeshare, particularly the latter, require substantial public subsidy. What is the business model for these services, and how are they faring? What are the operational challenges, and can we expect that they will be resolved over time?