Last year, SPLT traveled to Chicago to partake in one of the most insightful conferences in the mobility space, the Shared-Use Mobility Summit 2015, organized by the Shared Use Mobility Center (SUMC). We were one among 500 transportation leaders from across the country discussing and learning about future of shared mobility, the role of public and private sectors, and the impact of tech on urban development in American cities. At the time, SPLT was just getting started as an enterprise carpool platform, greatly benefiting from the knowledge, connections, and opportunities presented at the conference. It was the perfect summit to introduce us to all the possibilities and game-changers in mobility.
Today, we are partners with those we admired less than nine months ago. In addition, Anya, SPLT CEO & Founder, has been invited to speak about expanding shared mobility access at the upcoming Summit this fall. The Executive Director of SUMC, Sharon Feigon, was a Mentor of SPLT for the Clean Energy Trust Challenge. Sharon gave SPLT a tremendous introduction on stage for what became a winning pitch for the $100K Pritzker Award.
We trace our successes back to the resources SUMC provided us with early on. SUMC recently released their Shared Mobility Toolkit, created to help cities and public sector leaders realize the benefits of shared mobility and put them to action.
Here are the 3 new resources you should check out to mobilize your city the right way!
1. Shared Mobility Policy Database- a collection of more than 700 policies, plans and studies from across North America.
- Browse by topic, location, regulatory agency and more
- Find expert analysis on forms of shared mobility
2. Share Mobility Mapping Tool- an outline of shared mobility options in more than 50 North American cities.
- Check out what carsharing, bikesharing, ride-sourcing, and public transit options exist in your city
- Understand where greater service is needed based on census data and transit quality
3. Shared Mobility Benefits Calculator- a measurement tool to quantify the impact of reducing personal vehicles and embracing shared mobility.
- Manipulate metrics to understand effect on shared modes of transportation
- Quantify results based on fewer miles traveled, metric tons of GHG emitted, and personal vehicle costs
We’re grateful for these public resources and hope that they inspire you to consider multi-modal solutions! Join us in reducing congestion, greenhouse gas emissions and household transportation costs. Together, we are creating the cities of the future.