Los Angeles Shared-Mobility Climate and Equity Action Plan

Report
April 12, 2018

Juan Ocampo/Metro - Los Angeles

Technology-enabled shared mobility options—from Uber, Zipcar, and other car-based services, to shared bikes and scooters—are changing how our cities move. But what is less clear is if these travel modes are helping the environment while providing more accessible mobility options for all—or if they might in fact add more traffic to busy streets and exacerbate air pollution and urban sprawl.

This report presents a first of its kind policy framework for how shared mobility can better help cities reach their climate and equity goals—and offers a role for city government in shaping this emerging mobility marketplace. Because of Los Angeles’s strong commitment to overcoming its extensive challenges, the city presents a unique opportunity to build a sustainable and equitable transportation system that could provide inspiration for other cities.