THE SHARED MOBILITY PRINCIPLES FOR LIVABLE CITIES

1. We plan our cities and their mobility together. The way our cities are built determines mobility needs and how they can be met. Development, urban design and public spaces, building and zoning regulations, parking requirements, and other land use policies shall incentivise compact, accessible, livable, and sustainable cities.

 

2. We prioritise people over vehicles. The mobility of people and not vehicles shall be in the center of transportation planning and decision-making. Cities shall prioritise walking, cycling, public transport and other efficient shared mobility, as well as their interconnectivity. Cities shall discourage the use of cars, single-passenger taxis, and other oversized vehicles transporting one person.

 

3. We support the shared and efficient use of vehicles, lanes, curbs, and land. Residents, workers, businesses, and other stakeholders may feel direct impacts on their lives, their investments and their economic livelihoods by the unfolding transition to shared, zero-emission, and ultimately autonomous vehicles. We commit to actively engage these groups in the decisionmaking process and support them as we move through this transition.

 

4. We engage with stakeholders. All transportation services should be integrated and thoughtfully planned across operators, geographies, and complementary modes. Seamless trips should be facilitated via physical connections, interoperable payments, and combined information. Every opportunity should be taken to enhance connectivity of people and vehicles to wireless networks.

 

5. We promote equity. Every vehicle and mode should pay their fair share for road use, congestion, pollution, and use of curb space. The fair share shall take the operating, maintenance and social costs into account.

 

6. We lead the transition towards a zero-emission future and renewable energy. Transportation and land use planning and policies should minimise the street and parking space used per person and maximise the use of each vehicle. We discourage overbuilding and oversized vehicles and infrastructure, as well as the oversupply of parking.

 

7. We support fair user fees across all modes. Physical, digital, and financial access to shared transport services are valuable public goods and need thoughtful design to ensure use is possible and affordable by all ages, genders, incomes, and abilities.

 

8. We aim for public benefits via open data. Public transportation and shared-use fleets will accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles. Electric vehicles shall ultimately be powered by renewable energy to maximise climate and air quality benefits.

 

9. We work towards integration and seamless connectivity. The data infrastructure underpinning shared transport services must enable interoperability, competition and innovation, while ensuring privacy, security, and accountability.

 

10. We support that autonomous vehicles (AVs) in dense urban areas should be operated only in shared fleets. Due to the transformational potential of autonomous vehicle technology, it is critical that all AVs are part of shared fleets, well-regulated, and zero emission. Shared fleets can provide more affordable access to all, maximise public safety and emissions benefits, ensure that maintenance and software upgrades are managed by professionals, and actualise the promise of reductions in vehicles, parking, and congestion, in line with broader policy trends to reduce the use of personal cars in dense urban areas.

 

Selected Signatories:

  • BLABLACAR – long-distance carpooling service available in 21 countries.
  • CITYMAPPER – public transit app and mapping service.
  • KEOLIS – a global leader in mobility, operates more than 10 transport modes in 16 countries.
  • LYFT – on-demand transportation company.
  • MASABI – delivers mobile ticketing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) based fare collection.
  • TRAPEZE – provides transportation software solutions for transit agencies.
  • UBER – peer-to-peer ridesharing, taxi cab, services and more.
  • VIA – transportation network and real-time ridesharing company.
  • ZIPCAR – car-sharing company.
  • and MANY more.

 

 

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