The COVID-19 pandemic, its economic impacts, and the movement for racial justice have affected how city and county policymakers approach new mobility policy. During this event, participants will hear from the City of L.A. on their approach, as well as what they have heard from interviews with policymakers across North America about regulating new mobility services. Participants will also be able to weigh in with their own experiences, sharing best practices and lessons learned, as well as getting feedback from other participants grappling with questions like, “How do we partner with companies to provide new types of transit services?”, “How do we leverage lessons from dockless scooters to apply to sidewalk robots?”, “What does ‘curb management’ look like when staff time is crunched, and pilots are hard to resource?” – and most importantly, “How can a new wave of new mobility policy be ‘community-first’ in its creation and implementation?”
The session will begin with a short presentation on the City of L.A.’s recently published research on new mobility policy. This presentation will last no longer than 5-10 minutes. Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session moderated by Julia Thayne, Mobility Innovation Lead at the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office. The format of this session will be an informal conversation with a few open-ended questions. These questions may include:
- How has your approach to new mobility policy changed due to the crises of 2020?
- What types of companies are pitching your city new products/services? In what ways has their approach changed as a result of Covid?
- What other cities is your city looking at in terms of borrowing new ideas or leveraging best practices?
- How is your city staffing new mobility projects given the scarcity of resources due to Covid-related pressures?
The discussion will last for a minimum of 45 minutes and no longer than 60 minutes.
Who is welcome to attend?
City/county officials, transportation staff, planning staff, mobility innovation teams, community organizations, transportation advocacy groups, and mobility justice organizations.
Host Company or Agency
Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles
Wednesday, December 9
1:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT
Registered attendees only
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