Uber, Zipcar join ride-share companies in pledge to cities

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Mta ZipcarUber, Lyft and 13 other ride-sharing companies have joined together to pledge to help cities become more livable through 10 guiding principles.

The principles were developed by Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase along with various city and transport organizations, according to a news release.

“For most cities, urban planners, legislators and residents, there is a cacophony of advice,” said Chase. “Our goal is to align cities, the private sector and civil society around a shared vision to ensure we harness the good and avoid the bad of new business models and technologies.”

Along with Uber, Lyft and Zipcar, these companies signed the pledge: BlaBlaCar, Citymapper, Didi, Keolis, LimeBike, Mobike, Motivate, Ofo, Ola, Scoot Networks, Transit and Via.

The 10 principles for livable cities are as follows:

  • We plan our cities and their mobility together.
  • We prioritize people over vehicles.
  • We support the shared and efficient use of vehicles, lanes, curbs and land.
  • We engage with stakeholders.
  • We promote equity.
  • We lead the transition toward a zero-emission future and renewable energy.
  • We support fair user fees across all modes.
  • We aim for public benefits via open data.
  • We work toward integration and seamless connectivity.
  • We support that autonomous vehicles in dense urban areas should be operated only in shared fleets.