Action Plans

The Shared-Use Mobility Center works with cities and regions across the nation to develop shared mobility action plans that help reduce reliance on private autos, mitigate traffic congestion and emissions, and expand mobility options for all. Drawing on original research, statistical modeling, and decades of experience in shared mobility operations, SUMC’s plans help cites establish a vision, set mode shift goals, and chart a path forward toward a more sustainable future.

Village of Bedford Park Last Mile Mobility Action Plan

SUMC worked with Antero Group and the Active Transportation Alliance to develop a Last Mile Study and a Last Mile Mobility Action Plan for the Village of Bedford Park, IL, an industrialized Chicago suburb with an average of nearly 30,000 daily commuters who face last-mile mobility challenges on existing transit networks. In 2018, the Village of Bedford Park launched an initiative to better understand the area’s last-mile mobility obstacles, and to develop, test, and implement innovative and effective mobility solutions.

Hawaii Island Shared Mobility Roadmap

Working with the County of Hawai’i and the Ulupono Initiative, the Shared-Use Mobility Center released the Hawaii Island Shared Mobility Roadmap in March 2020 to address concerns about the economy, equity, and environmental sustainability. Featuring a detailed summary of existing conditions pinpointing shared mobility opportunity areas, foundational and targeted Strategies, and a step-by-step implementation guide, this Roadmap charts the way to meeting the County’s transportation goals while increasing the overall quality of life.

Shared Mobility Action Plan for the Twin Cities

With assistance from the McKnight Foundation, SUMC worked with leaders in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region to develop a Shared Mobility Action Plan for the Twin Cities to expand shared mobility and public transit to head off congestion and other challenges related to impending population growth, and maintain the region’s affordability, livability, and freedom of movement. The plan also features several strategies to help ensure that more transportation options reach disadvantaged neighborhoods. For more information, read SUMC’s news release.

Twin Cities Shared Mobility Collaborative

After the Twin Cities Action Plan was released, SUMC mobilized a group of transportation leaders, public agencies, private companies, city officials, and nonprofits to form the Twin Cities Shared Mobility Collaborative to implement the plan’s recommendations.

During this time, SUMC provided advice, presentations, and research in support of carshare, data sharing, and the City of Minneapolis’ mobility hubs pilot program, which went on to earn a Bloomberg Cities grant and public funding.

The Collaborative’s efforts have resulted in:

  1. Passing a comprehensive plan in Minneapolis supporting a multimodal network.
  2. Planning for mobility hubs in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
  3. Changing regional policy to make it easier for people to take vanpools to jobs downtown.
  4. Expanding EV carshare with MPO funding, with possible extension to future projects.
  5. Pioneering new models for gathering, analyzing, and using shared mobility data.
  6. Adding new staffing at the City and MPO levels to address shared mobility.

Los Angeles County Shared Mobility Action Plan

Developed with input from numerous regional stakeholders, SUMC’s Shared Mobility Action Plan for Los Angeles County is designed to help the region capitalize on its expanding public transportation network and address ongoing challenges related to greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion. Following the release of the plan, SUMC has also continued to lead stakeholder engagement efforts in Los Angeles to build support for expanding shared mobility.

For more information on the development of the plan in 2016, read SUMC’s news release. To learn about recent progress on implementation, download the 2017 Action Plan Scorecard.

Strategic Plans

Along with developing Action Plans, the Shared-Use Mobility Center works with partners to develop strategic plans for shared mobility and public transit in cities, regions and towns. Projects include:

San Francisco: Bay Area Carsharing Implementation Strategy

SUMC worked with UrbanTrans and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to create an implementation strategy to scale up carsharing in the Bay Area, with an aim to help meet mandated greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. The plan drew from market and policy analysis to identify strategies to reduce car ownership through the provision of carsharing services throughout the nine-county Bay Area region. In June 2018, MTC allocated $1.2 million to pursue the actions recommended in the Strategy.

TriMet New Mobility Plan

SUMC was a subcontractor on Nelson\Nygaard’s TriMet New Mobility Strategy Assessment for the Portland, OR regional transit agency. The study looked at new models that could potentially fill market gaps while also leveraging recent investments in trip planning and fare collection technology. This study served to help TriMet identify potential pilot partnerships to provide connections for first-mile/last-mile gaps and/or paratransit service, as well as identify opportunities and risks associated with new mobility approaches and autonomous vehicles, and provide guidance on data management models for public agencies.

Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) First and Last Mile Strategic Plan

As a subcontractor to UrbanTrans North America, SUMC worked with the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) on the agency’s First and Last Mile Strategic Plan. SUMC led the identification of shared mobility solutions and best practices from around the country and world, helping to inform the shared-mobility components of a first/last mile station-area typology. SUMC also supported other RTD activities related to strategic planning, and helped develop evaluation tools, recommendations, and implementation plans.