Urban Mobility Solutions Are Reliant on a Willingness to ShareMarch 8, 2017
“It is in our DNA here (in Detroit) that everyone gets in their own car and drive,” said Mark de la Vergne, chief of mobility innovation for the city of Detroit. “Yet the concept of sharing is gaining traction and that is a good thing for everyone needing mobility.”
- Bike-sharing, like car-sharing, works in urban environments.
- The Regional Transit Authority is critical to Detroit’s resurgence as it can unify the region.
- Mobility companies must work collaboratively to promote Michigan’s world-class research and development assets.
- Lyft is working to create a friendly service for the tech-challenged market.
- Detroit must make safe, reliable transit options easier to access.
- There must be a continuous attempt to strengthen public and private sector relationships to help improve mobility.
- Autonomous technology brings a new sector of business to mobility that benefits everyone.
Panelists also included: Elliot Darvick, general manager of Lyft Detroit; and Lisa Nuszkowski, founder and executive director of Detroit Bike Share. The panel was moderated by Crain’s Detroit Business senior reporter Chad Livengood.
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