- Author: Edward Graham
- Date: August 19, 2021
Oklahoma’s PICK Van sits in a garage awaiting deployment. Image Credit: Michelle Robertson-Prine at Grand Splash Marketing, LLC. In order…
The New Mobility Playbook is a set of plays, policies, and strategies that will position Seattle to foster new mobility options while prioritizing safety, equity, affordability, and sustainability in our transportation system. With state-of-the-art infrastructure, community engagement, and thoughtful regulation, we hope to strike a balance between technology’s drive toward what’s new and our city’s essential commitment to equity and social justice.
The Playbook is as flexible as it is groundbreaking, with an extensive scope that addresses everything from shared transportation to data management to impacts on the local labor market. We’re getting started immediately with 20 “first moves,” a set of strategic actions that will test new ways of getting around while laying the groundwork for meaningful change. We’re also looking further ahead, establishing policies now to prepare for automated vehicles, the evolving role of drones, and other innovations we cannot yet imagine or predict.
By leading the way and creating a city where new mobility works in service to the people, we hope to establish a foundation for other cities and innovators to build on, with today’s technology and whatever comes next. We also hope to collaborate with innovators and experts worldwide—the Playbook includes an open invitation to join us so we can learn from each other, pilot new solutions, and share ideas, best practices, and findings from the field.
We’re all in this together, and the future will be determined by how we navigate this new frontier. Now is the time to lead. We invite you to join us in shaping the Seattle of tomorrow.
Have more mobility news that we should be reading and sharing? Let us know! Reach out to Sage Kashner (email@example.com).
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