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Transportation for America shares its playbook for cities to tackle shared micromobility in an equitable and efficient way.

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Produced in collaboration with 23 cities, Transportation for America today released a new “Playbook” to help cities think about how to best manage shared micromobility services like dockless bikes, electric scooters, and other new technologies that are rapidly being deployed in cities across the country.

“They can help advance city goals related to equity, access to jobs and services, climate, and more. But in order to achieve these goals, cities have a major role to play in thoughtfully managing them to ensure that the benefits accrue equitably to everyone," said Russ Brooks, T4America’s Director of Smart Cities.

The Shared Micromobility Playbook is intended to help cities better understand the variety of policy levers at their disposal and explores the core components of a comprehensive shared micromobility policy for local governments as they consider how best to manage these services.

The Playbook is divided into eight policy sections:

  1. General Provisions
  2. Operations
  3. Equipment & Safety
  4. Parking & Street Design
  5. Equity
  6. Communications & Community Engagement
  7. Data
  8. Metrics

Each section identifies key policy areas to reflect on, highlights the various options in each policy area, reviews the pros and cons of each level of action, and provides case studies of cities that have enacted certain policies.

Read the full article about the Transportation for America's shared micromobility playbook at Transportation for America.