Public transportation is absolutely necessary for moving people around quickly, preventing traffic congestion and accidents, limiting pollution, and freeing land for uses more valuable than parking space and roadways.
The partnerships between cities and new mobility services point to potential benefits both for cities and their residents.
“Shared-mobility services account for more than half of all new mobility start-ups around the world, and homegrown providers have cropped up in every region. E-hailed motorcycle-taxi services have proved popular in Africa, for example, while India’s city dwellers have embraced on-demand shuttle services. Product-innovation companies, which are concentrated in North America, mostly focus on developing self-driving vehicles and electric vehicles.”