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The Sharing Economy: Transportation’s Future

While driving your own car dominated life in the 20th century, the 21st century is trending in a different direction. In urban areas especially, people are trading car ownership for shared mobility options from public transit, car sharing, bike sharing, taxis, and new ride services and shuttles to create a menu of options for each trip. These services promise convenient, affordable mobility without the hassles of car ownership. However, these disruptions require policy leaders to consider new strategies for managing street space, providing customer service, and funding a complete transportation system.