First Mile-Last Mile
Shared Mobility as Essential Transit
Research reveals that shared bikes and scooters are often a crucial lifeline for low-income workers, signaling a need to include micromobility in the larger public transit conversation.
Micromobility Makes a Comeback
Decreased public transit ridership is bringing some transit agencies to consider partnerships with micromobility corporations.
Chicago Dockless Scooters Used Across the City, New Study Shows
Data from the city's e-scooter pilot program show that they might be filling in the first-mile/last-mile gap for riders at all income levels.
Uber Says Denver Transit Riders Are Buying Tickets Through Its App
Denver travelers can now access transit schedules and purchase tickets through the Uber app. Uber says increased ticket sales show that integrating rideshare and transit makes sense.
Ride-Hailing Companies Eye Public Transit Opportunities for the Wrong Reasons
Uber and Lyft say they want to improve public transit, but the focus on profit could have serious consequences.
New App Helps Drivers Find Parking Spots at Transit Stations
It's only one step in a multi-modal journey, but parking at a transit station can be quite a hassle.
First Mile-Last Mile, Intermodalism, and Making Public Transit More Attractive
As planners seek to leverage public transit investments with enhanced first mile-last mile connections, it is critical that market analysis guide those initiatives and that impacts and cost effectiveness are part of the performance assessment.
Auto Companies Prepare for Decline of Car Ownership
It's no longer just transit agencies that are trying to meet the first mile-last mile challenge—auto companies have also jumped in by offering "mobility services." And it's more profitable than selling cars!
D.C. Metro and Uber Partnership Seeks a Win-Win
Uber and D.C. Metro are partnering in new ways as the transit agency deals with fallout from its SafeTrack repair program.
Uber's Bid for the Suburbs
The train ride from Summit, New Jersey to Penn Station takes 45 minutes. The real problem: getting to the train. By subsidizing Uber rides to and from the local station, the town hopes to avoid building another expensive parking lot.
Good News on Car Sharing
Car sharing networks that allow the vehicle to be returned to any location were found to have the impact of removing seven cars for each rented car in San Diego in a three-year study released July 19.
One Solution to the Last-Mile Problem: 'Park-and-Pedals'
For a year, Boston has been developing a new kind of park-and-ride system: park-and-pedal. One commentator evaluates the idea as a nice halfway point between the first-mile and the last-mile.
Are Ride-Hailing Services Complementing or Competing with Rail Transit?
A news report on Charlotte's Lynx Blue Line looks at whether ride-hailing services are complementing rail transit by providing vital first mile-last mile service or whether customers are forgoing the transit trip entirely. Ridership has been falling.
Bikeshare Pitched as First-Mile, Last-Mile Solution in Los Angeles
Although the city of Los Angeles is well behind on the trend of adding a bikeshare of any variety, planners hope a recently proposed system will achieve more than the sum of its parts.
Now Available on DART's Mobile Ticketing App: Uber
Transit planners who see transportation network companies as a potential benefit to public transit will want to pay attention to Uber's new partnership in Dallas.
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
Mpact: Mobility, Community, Possibility
Lassen County Planning and Building Services
City of San Carlos
National Capital Planning Commission
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.