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Shaheen, Susan; Adam Cohen; and Ismail Zohdy
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This primer synthesizes existing literature on the definitions and types of shared mobility services available; reviews North American shared mobility impact studies; discusses the government’s role; reviews success stories; examines challenges, lessons learned, and proposed solutions; and concludes with guiding principles for public agencies. The study aims to provide an overview of this emerging field and outline current understandings as shared mobility continues to evolve and develop in the years to come. Shared mobility services reviewed in this study include bike sharing, car sharing, carpooling, on-demand car sharing, scooter sharing, van pooling, car rental, casual carpooling, Courier Network Services (CNS) (also referred to as flexible goods delivery), limousines, taxis, pedicabs, public transportation, and shuttles.

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This primer synthesizes existing literature on the definitions and types of shared mobility services available, reviews North American shared mobility impact studies; discusses the government’s role; reviews success stories; examines challenges, lessons learned, and proposed solutions; and concludes with guiding principles for public agencies. The study aims to provide an overview of this emerging field and current understanding—as in the years to come, shared mobility will continue to evolve and develop. Shared mobility services reviewed in this study include bike sharing, car sharing, carpooling, on-demand car sharing, scooter sharing, van pooling, car rental, casual carpooling, Courier Network Services (CNS) (also referred to as flexible goods delivery), limousines, taxis, pedicabs, public transportation, and shuttles.

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FHWA-HOP-16-022
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120
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USDOT Federal Highway Administration
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Shared Mobility: Current Practices and Guiding Principles
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