Populus Selected to Provide City of Oakland With Advanced Mobility Management System

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Populus empowers cities to manage mobility services such as e-scooters, mopeds, and carsharing, with a comprehensive solution to manage their streets and curbs

Populus Mobility Management Platform

Oakland supports over 2 million scooter trips annually across multiple e-scooter operators. Through this partnership, Populus will provide the city with access to its secure Mobility Manager platform and digital solutions that communicate and evaluate policies about the city’s streets and curbs.

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 Oakland to deliver a comprehensive mobility management platform through a multi-year partnership. 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 Oakland maintains one of the most diverse and successful new mobility programs in the country. Oakland has shared bikes, scooters, cars, and mopeds and supports over 2 million scooter trips annually across multiple e-scooter operators. Through this partnership, Populus will provide the city with access to its secure Mobility Manager platform as well as other digital solutions that communicate and evaluate policies about the city’s streets and curbs.

Populus' advanced platform will empower Oakland to manage its mobility programs with greater visibility, leverage data for key decisions about where to place scooter parking and protected lanes, and implement innovative parking policies for new vehicle fleets. Populus Mobility Manager solutions will also integrate with the city's 311 incident management system and facilitate measuring progress towards transportation equity goals to provide a more holistic view of the program on the ground.

In addition to their solutions for managing shared micromobility programs, Populus will work with Oakland and operators to monitor and validate parking for carsharing, as well as modernize and unify the city’s on and off street parking requirements. 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.

"The City of Oakland has one of the richest shared vehicle ecosystems in the country," said Kerby Olsen​. "Oaklanders took 2.1 million trips on shared bikes, cars and E-scooters in 2019, helping to reduce traffic congestion, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Populus' platform helps us manage the thousands of shared vehicles on our streets in order to ensure that our regulations around safety and equity are met.

Populus exceeded our expectations, providing the tools required to manage this diverse set of transportation options. We are also using their advanced data solutions for transportation policy and planning, helping us to make the case for bike, scooter and moped infrastructure.

We look forward to working with Populus to develop innovative tools for broader street and curb management to allow Oakland to optimize for the transportation use cases today and into the future."

"We are thrilled by the opportunity to partner with a city which many of our local Bay Area employees call home," said Regina Clewlow, CEO and Co-Founder of Populus. "Populus is committed to empowering cities like Oakland by providing digital solutions to manage the ever-changing landscape of transportation services to ensure citizens can travel safely and sustainably."

ABOUT POPULUS

The Populus platform helps cities and private mobility providers deliver safe, efficient, and equitable streets. Populus is a comprehensive digital solution that empowers cities to manage their streets and curbs, by leveraging new data from mobility operators (shared bikes, scooters, cars and other fleet vehicles). Founded by transportation PhDs from MIT and UC Berkeley, the Populus team combines over 30 years of experience building software for public agencies to plan for the future of transportation. Learn more at populus.ai

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