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Uber and Lyft Join Other Transport Companies in Enforcing ‘Shared Mobility’ Goals

PledgeSeventeen transportation companies around the world, including America’s major ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft, have come up with goals to make cities more livable.

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.

Declaration

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.

(Read: Lyft Cuts Losses as Revenue Surges: The Information)

The 10 “Shared Mobility Principles” was made by a working group of international non-government organizations (NGOs) led by Robin Chase.

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.

(Read: Uber Is Piloting a Bike-Sharing Service with Jump)

What’s Next?

Transportation companies around the world, including Uber and Lyft, have signed a declaration on “Shared Mobility Principle for Livable Cities.”

What can you say about the initiative? Share your comments below.

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