As executive director of the Active Transportation Alliance, I am excited to join Chicago’s New Mobility Task Force, which meets for the first time Oct. 25.
Cities are poised to become more livable and equitable by making it easier and cheaper to get around with fewer cars on our streets, and new mobility options have the potential to accelerate this change.
In my view, the main objective for the task force is identifying the right mix of policies and incentives to achieve this goal.
In Chicago, the share of trips by car has decreased slightly since the year 2000, replaced by mainline transit, walking and riding bikes. What’s different today is the emergence of “new mobility” options like subscription shared ride services, micro-transit and more efficient single-...