Featured Story: New Tool Could Help Cities Make Ride-Sharing Systems More Equitable
Next City, July 22, 2016

The number of transportation options has exploded in recent years, with bikeshare, peer-to-peer carpooling apps, carshare services like car2go, and ride-sourcing services like Uber and Lyft redefining urban transit and sharpening questions about equity and access that have always plagued traditional modes.

As cities scramble to regulate these new services and to ensure they don’t create a tiered system of transit access, the nonprofit Shared Use Mobility Center (SUMC) has created a handy toolkit in four parts.

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Featured Story: Peer-to-Peer Carsharing Growing Fast in Chicago
Chicago  Tribune, July 17, 2016

Robin Cottrell makes up to $625 a month trusting strangers with an asset some people would not even lend to their kids — her car. “It helps you with the car payments and the insurance,” said Cottrell, 48, of the West Englewood neighborhood…

The Shared Use Mobility Center, a nonprofit group that develops transportation choices in urban areas, is promoting Getaround in the suburb of Evanston and in four Chicago neighborhoods — Bridgeport, Bronzeville, Pilsen and Rogers Park. The grant helps reduce the costs of participation in those areas and is persuading residents to sign up.

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