The City of Tel Aviv, has one of the largest shared mobility programs in the world, supporting 600 thousand scooter trips each month. Through this partnership, the city will access Populus' secure platform to monitor mobility services and assess the demand for shared mobility parking corrals.
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) November 12, 2020
Populus, the industry-leading platform for cities to manage transportation and mobility services, today announced that it was awarded a contract by the City of Tel Aviv to provide its robust mobility management platform. The Populus platform is the solution of choice for cities of all sizes around the world to securely receive data from mobility operators, such as shared bikes, scooters, mopeds, and cars, and to digitally manage new mobility, curb, and street policies.
The City of Tel Aviv, has one of the largest shared mobility programs in the world, supporting 600 thousand scooter trips each month. Through this partnership, the city of Tel Aviv will get access to Populus’ secure Mobility Manager platform to monitor its mobility services and assess the demand in the newly created shared mobility parking corrals. Tel Aviv has an ambitious goal to more than double the number of bike paths from 140 km to 300 km by 2025. The city will leverage the data provided in the platform for key planning decisions, including where to locate the new bike lanes.
Populus Mobility Manager enables the city to implement and evaluate its shared mobility program effectively. Using intuitive tools in Populus' online platform, cities can create and assess the utilization of shared mobility parking corrals, impose flexible vehicle caps to incentivize preferred operator and rider behavior, measure transportation equity, identify new infrastructure, and ultimately, help integrate these services into a larger mobility framework. In addition to managing micromobility services, Tel Aviv-Yafo and Populus are exploring how the advanced planning tools and data ingestion capabilities might be applied to other modes of transportation to more effectively manage the flow of goods and services through the city.
"The City of Tel Aviv-Yafo is home to perhaps the second largest scooter program in the world after Paris despite its small size. As a result, we prioritize efficiently allocating the scarce public space in our city amongst different modes of travel," said the city's shared mobility manager. "We selected the Populus platform because it exceeded our requirements, most notably their advanced data solutions for transportation policy and planning and parking management tools."
"We are excited to partner with Tel Aviv, which is at the forefront of technology and innovation in the urban mobility space." said Regina Clewlow, CEO and Co-Founder of Populus. "This partnership has a lot of potential to expand to new, innovative use cases that will be examples for cities around the world looking to optimize their streets and valuable curbspace."
Populus helps cities and private mobility providers deliver safe, efficient, and equitable streets. The Populus platform is the only comprehensive digital solution that empowers cities to manage their streets and curbs - with access to data from mobility operators such as shared bikes, scooters, and cars. Founded by transportation PhDs from MIT and UC Berkeley, the Populus team brings together industry veterans who have spent their careers delivering innovation solutions for public agencies. The Populus platform serves over 80 cities around the world on 4 continents, as the trusted digital platform to manage the future of mobility. Learn more at populus.ai