Uber and Lyft are among the signatories in the “Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities” launched at the Ecomobility World Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan last year.
The transportation companies signed the declaration last week. Aside from Uber and Lyft, the other signatories are Cityway of France, Didi Chuxing of China, Ola of India, Jetty, Motivate, Bla Bla Car, Citymapper, Keolis, LimeBike, Mobike, Ofo, Scoot, Transit, Via and Zipcar.
The principles “are designed to guide urban decision-makers and stakeholders toward the best outcomes for all.”
The 10 principles are:
- Planning of cities and mobility together.
- Prioritization of people over vehicles.
- Support of shared and efficient use of vehicles, lanes, curbs, and land.
- Engagement with stakeholders.
- Promotion of equity.
- Taking the lead in the transition towards a zero-emission future and use of renewable energy.
- Support of fair user fees across all modes.
- Public benefits through open data.
- Integration and seamless connectivity.
- Support of the principle that the use of autonomous vehicles in dense urban areas should be operated only in shared fleets.
Incidentally, Uber recently announced that it would implement a pilot project in San Francisco wherein commuters can rent pedal-assist electric bikes provided by JUMP.
The program may be expanded to other cities, according to Uber.
Transportation companies around the world, including Uber and Lyft, have signed a declaration on “Shared Mobility Principle for Livable Cities.”
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