Populus' advanced platform empowers cities of all sizes to manage mobility services with greater visibility, leverage data to inform decisions about where to place scooter parking and protected lanes, and implement innovative parking policies for new vehicle fleets.
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) October 21, 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 San Diego to provide its robust mobility management platform through a multi-year partnership. The Populus platform is the solution of choice for cities around the world to securely receive data from shared mobility operators such as e-scooters, mopeds, and cars, and to digitally manage new mobility, curb, and street policies.
The City of San Diego maintains one of the largest and longest running shared mobility device programs in the country. Nearly one million scooter trips, made possible by five different e-scooter operators, are taken throughout San Diego each year. Populus' advanced platform empowers cities of all sizes to manage mobility services with greater visibility, leverage data to inform decisions about where to place scooter parking and protected lanes, and implement innovative parking policies for new vehicle fleets.
Under the agreement, Populus will provide the city with access to its secure Mobility Manager platform, as well as other digital solutions that communicate and evaluate policies related to streets, curbs, and shared mobility devices. Digital tools of the Populus platform will enable City of San Diego team members to evaluate the renewed shared mobility device program. Some of these tools include flexible vehicle caps to incentivize preferred operator and rider behavior, utilization of shared mobility parking corrals, and assessment of transportation equity.
Populus will work with both the city and local operators to deploy surveys to evaluate program goals, as well as to understand broader micromobility issues, such as e-scooter safety and the potential role for micromobility to reduce congestion and climate impacts. Paired with mobility data through Populus' Mobility Manager platform, the city will have a comprehensive picture on the impacts of these new services and the digital solutions needed to effectively manage them.
"We are thrilled with the opportunity to partner with the City of San Diego to optimally manage mobility services, including the shared mobility device program." said Regina Clewlow, CEO and Co-Founder of Populus. "Populus is committed to empowering cities with digital solutions to manage the ever-changing landscape of transportation services to ensure that the citizens of San Diego can travel safely and sustainably."
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