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POLICY 24

Shared Mobility: Position Minneapolis to benefit from upcoming changes to vehicle ownership models while supporting a shared use mobility network.

NiceRide station in downtown

Shared mobility opens up new ways of getting around the city through short-term vehicle rentals and on-demand rides via mobile apps. Shared mobility is akin to smaller and more flexible transit options, and needs a strong transit base for large-scale success. These services have the potential to reduce transportation costs for individuals and households by making it easier to reduce the number of vehicles owned by a household. Bikeshare, shared vehicles, and ride-hailing services support walking, bicycling, and transit use by serving as a backup when circumstances are not conducive to choosing those modes. Minneapolis will take proactive steps to benefit from these services as they evolve.

ACTION STEPS

The City will seek to accomplish the following action steps to position Minneapolis to benefit from upcoming changes to vehicle ownership models while supporting a shared use mobility network.

  1. Prioritize innovation through pilots and experimentation, through design, regulatory and policy initiatives.
  2. Plan for a shared vehicle fleet and its impact on the built form, including automobiles and bikeshare.
  3. Establish parking guidelines and requirements that reflect changing car ownership models, both on-street and off-street.
  4. Provide parking incentives in City-owned parking facilities for carpools, vanpools, and shared mobility vehicles and encourage private parking facility owners to do the same.
  5. Evaluate demographics of early adopters of new ownership models and ensure shared mobility benefits are accessible in an equitable way.
  6. Ensure the City is able to establish agreements with service providers that allow for data to be shared in ways that support the City’s ongoing transportation planning work, focused on equity and access for all.
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