The Action Network recently released The Shared Mobility 2030 Action Agenda – an initiative with the aim of promoting shared mobility. The members of The Action Network – which include public, private, and non-profit organizations – have pledged to hold themselves accountable for advancing the goals of the agenda so that by the year 2030, equitable, low-carbon shared mobility will be more convenient, practical, available, easier to use, more accessible, and more affordable than owning or driving a car.
Benjamin de la Peña, CEO of the Shared-Use Mobility Center said:
“We are at a critical tipping point where the transportation needs of our world can be met with a growing shared mobility industry. However, global climate leaders continue to underestimate, underfund and undervalue shared mobility, which has the greatest potential to provide cleaner, more accessible, more equitable transportation options to more people than any other single clean transportation solution. In the face of inaction, we’re mobilizing and empowering government agencies, private companies, and nonprofits to hold themselves accountable to advancing people-focused mobility that fights climate change and promotes equity.”
The agenda’s to-do list includes:
- investing in and building out the infrastructure for shared mobility as standard components of all transportation projects;
- investing and building the technology and information systems that make shared mobility more reliable and available, accessible, and easier to use;
- creating products and incentives to help households shift to more shared mobility;
- creating and using a standardized way to measure carbon emissions for shared mobility vehicles, technology, services, and operations that shows comparisons with other transportation modes, and committing to lowering the lifecycle carbon emissions of shared mobility services;
- finding and developing new, sustainable ways to fund more shared mobility; and
- creating the institutional foundations and processes that help shared mobility become affordable and economically sustainable.