In our June 19th workshop, again with TSRC and Perkins + Will as co-sponsors, we convened a similar group of urban mobility experts to seek answers to these challenges, particularly data sharing between public and private sectors, and refining the models which interpret and forecast urban mobility trends.
Collaborative Goals to Sustain Our Future
1:00 pm: Networking
1:30 pm: Introductions / Overview
1:45 pm: Transportation & Land Use Relationship
1:55 pm: What do transit modelers need?
2:05 pm: Public transit related data & issues
2:15 pm: Private sector related data & issues
2:25 pm: Public policy to optimize data for data modelers
2:40 pm: Open discussion between modelers and data providers
3:25 pm: Summary wrap-up and next steps
3:30 pm: Networking
This Workshop is a result of the March 27, 2014 Workshop held by Agrion, Perkins + Will, and UC Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC): Evolving Urban Mobility—A New Regulatory Environment.
Urban mobility experts from the public and private sectors collaboratively focused on three areas: The User, The Public Agency’s Role, and Integrating the Private Sector. After engaging in a breakout brainstorming session, the following key challenges were identified:
1. The need to create a “safe place” in which mobility pilot programs can be carried out.
2. The need for greater data sharing to support understanding of innovative mobility options for planning and public policy purposes.
3. Equity. The ability to access any form of innovative mobility through digital means needs to consider the fact that not all segments of our population have the hardware [phones, etc.] or data plans, which will support this. This needs to be addressed so as not to disenfranchise segments of our population.
4. Current planning models do not have access to the data being generated by the private employer shuttles or the shared mobility environment, for instance. Since these innovative modes represent an increasingly larger part of the transportation environment their data needs to be included and integrated into transportation and land use planning models.
5. Safety and Liability. Innovative mobility options should provide the same level of safety and liability as is currently provided by public transit or other modes controlled by public agencies.
6. How do we incentivize innovation and good behavior?
* Susan Shaheen, UC Berkeley, Co-Director, TSRC and Adjunct Professor
* Gerry Tierney, Perkins+Will, Senior Associate
* Eric Womeldorff, Fehr & Peers, Senior Transportation Engineer
* Ken Kirkey, Metropolitan Planning Commission, Planning Director
* Zabe Bent, Nelson/Nygaard, Partner