How ride-hailing is changing urban mobility (and why cities should care)

Thu, 2018-09-13 14:48 -- Doug Peeples

Ride-hailing services provided by companies like Uber and Lyft have doubled in less than 10 years. While they're still a small fraction of total trips taken in the U.S., their potential impact on urban mobility is a very good reason for cities to include the ride-hailing growth trend in their transportation planning.

Taking action

Cities need a firm, detailed plan of action if they expect to conduct successful project deployments that contribute to their livability, workability and sustainability.

Public safety

Police, fire and other first responders face danger when entering buildings because of the inability of their radios to transmit indoors. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has issued guidelines and many cities and communities are creating new code guidelines as well as implementing these necessary safety systems.

Make a difference

All stakeholders want to efficiently deploy resources; therefore, the proper policies need to be in place at the federal, state and local levels to encourage more wireless broadband deployments and investment.