Play 4 – Strategy 4.3
Develop analytical tools that model the evolving state of mobility
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The impacts and opportunities of shared mobility have yet to be widely incorporated into citywide and regional planning processes. Our planning processes do not currently measure the existing or future market for non-transit shared mobility services, nor do they acknowledge the opportunities and potential pitfalls of automated mobility. State-of-the-art analytical tools are just as important as reliable data sources. We will update our existing transportation planning methods and advance data analytics using in- house staff, research partners, and the civic tech community.

Further Actions
  • Leverage Bluetooth sensors to understand the level and impact of TNC, taxi, and for-hire vehicle cruising and risky driving behavior
  • Develop a methodology to determine appropriate levels of shared mobility subsidies for different income levels
  • Work with local and national research institutions and private foundations to prototype new analytical tools and services
  • Partner with King County Metro, University of Washington, and other regional partners to train staff in data analysis and visualization and search for opportunities to pool data and expertise across agencies
  • Create analytical methods that monitor inequities in shared and other new mobility services
  • Develop a shared mobility hub access demand forecasting tool
  • Create ridesourcing and car share loading demand methodologies for Urban Villages and Urban Centers to determine block-level loading supply needs
  • Integrate assumptions related to shared mobility supply and demand into trip generation and passenger loading rates used in traffic impact analyses and development review
  • Work with PSRC and other local cities to update the base assumptions in the activity-based regional travel demand model to reflect Mobility as a Service and other emerging mobility trends