What is shared mobility & urban freight?

Shared Mobility is generally defined as any transportation mode that is shared among users, either simultaneously or one after another. This includes bikesharing, scooter sharing, carsharing, ridesharing, ridehailing, carpooling, and vanpooling. It often also includes public transit, though this guide breaks public transit into its own topic category.

The Shared-Use Mobility Center has created a reference guide that lays out definitions and explores related policy matters.

Urban Freight is generally defined as the transportation and distribution of goods within urban environments. The Urban Freight Lab at the University of Washington specifies this concept further with the Final 50 Feet, defined as "the supply chain segment that begins when [vehicles] pull into a parking space and stop moving - in public load/unload spaces at the curb or in an alley, or in a building's loading dock or internal freight bay. It tracks the delivery process inside buildings and ends where the customer takes receipt of their goods."

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