Uber, Lyft, and Didi are now synonymous with ‘taxi’ in cities worldwide, bringing new options to consumers, and new headaches for improving cities’ overall mobility as streets strain with the massively increased numbers of ride-hail trips. Despite similar challenges, coordination among large global cities has been limited.
This panel brings together decision-makers from London, Mexico City, Toronto, and Melbourne to discuss how each city has managed (or not) to absorb ride-hail onto already-saturated streets. From obtaining and managing trip data, to balancing the public’s desire for easy access and drivers’ need to earn a living, to the increasingly unmanageable congestion in many cities, this session will provide insights that will help cities improve mobility in a way that meets city goals.
Session Format: Moderated panel discussion & Audience Q&A