Equity requirements in shared micromobility programs have become increasingly prevalent in recent years, but our understanding of the scope and breadth of these requirements has been relatively limited. To address this gap in understanding, we collected documentation about 239 shared micromobility programs from the U.S. and have compiled all the data into an online, interactive dashboard. In this webinar, we will discuss the kinds of equity requirements that are most prevalent, the strategies cities/agencies employ to operationalize equity, and the extent to which these programs are monitored and evaluated. We’ll present findings from our review of 239 U.S. programs, supplemented by five case studies.
In addition, we’ll introduce attendees to two practitioner-focused tools we created to accompany this work:
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of this webinar, attendees will:
- Understand the prevalence and types of equity requirements currently in place across 239 US e-scooter and bikeshare programs;
- Identify additional data needs for practice to move from assessing access to measuring outcomes;
- Access two practice-oriented tools for evaluating equity in existing shared micromobility programs and identifying requirements across different cities, city sizes, and modes.
This webinar is based on a study funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) and conducted at the University of Oregon. Read more about the research: New Tools Can Operationalize Equity in 239 E-Scooter and Bike Share Programs Across the U.S.
This 60-minute webinar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.
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This webinar is hosted by the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University. The research was funded by the Summit Foundation and the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), a program of TREC and one of seven U.S. Department of Transportation national university transportation centers. The NITC program is a Portland State-led partnership with the University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Technology, University of Utah and new partners University of Arizona and University of Texas at Arlington. We pursue our theme — improving mobility of people and goods to build strong communities — through research, education and technology transfer.