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How Cities Can Use Real-Time Information from Mobility Operators to Optimize City Streets

How Cities Can Use Real-Time Information from Mobility Operators to Optimize City Streets

On January 23, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Regina Clewlow of Populus and Don MacKenzie of the University of Washington.

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This webinar originally aired on January 23, 2019.


The growth of private, shared mobility services such as Uber/Lyft, car-sharing (including Lime’s new car sharing program), and now electric scooters and bikes has prompted a conversation across cities about how they can more effectively manage the utilization of their streets, including curb space and sidewalks. Mobility operators have a massive amount of data on how people move in cities and recently, the public sector has successfully adopted new regulations that require access to this data for policy, planning, and active management of their streets.

Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Regina Clewlow of Populus, a mobility data platform that helps cities access real-time data from private transportation operators (e.g. shared bikes, scooters, and cars) for transportation policy and planning. The Populus team has been at the forefront of helping cities understand and plan for new mobility services for the past decade, building software solutions for public agencies large and small to help them plan for the future of transportation. Regina will be joined by Professor Don MacKenzie from the University of Washington, a research expert on evaluating the equitable access to and efficiency of shared mobility services. In this webinar, they will discuss the opportunities for cities to dynamically manage city streets with access to new mobility data from shared bikes, scooters, and now cars.


Regina Clewlow's Slides

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Don MacKenzie's Slides

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Regina Clewlow

Regina Clewlow

CEO and Co-Founder, Populus

Regina Clewlow is the CEO and Co-Founder of Populus, a mobility data platform for cities and private operators to deliver safe, equitable, and efficient streets through better data. Regina has over a decade of experience in transportation, building software to simulate the future of cities. Populus works with cities from coast to coast to access new mobility data from shared bikes, scooters, and cars for transportation policy and planning. Prior to her roles in industry, Regina received her Ph.D. in transportation and energy systems from MIT. As a research scientist at Stanford, UC Berkeley and UC Davis, she developed and led research on the travel behavior impacts of shared mobility services (e.g. Uber, microtransit) and autonomous vehicles. She is a Mass Transit 40 Under 40, National Engineers Week “New Face of Engineering”, EPA STARS Fellow, MIT Energy Fellow, and Department of Transportation Eisenhower Fellow.

Don MacKenzie

Don MacKenzie

Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering Sustainable Transportation Lab, University of Washington

Don MacKenzie leads the Sustainable Transportation Lab at the University of Washington, where he is an Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering. With sponsorship from the automotive industry and federal, state, and local governments, the Lab develops and evaluates technical and policy solutions for making our transportation system more economically vibrant and environmentally benign, while providing access to opportunities for all. Current research includes charging behavior and infrastructure design for electric vehicles, the effects of vehicle automation on travel and energy demand, and the social impacts of emerging mobility services. Professor MacKenzie holds a PhD in Engineering Systems and SM in Technology and Policy, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BASc in Chemical & Biological Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Transportation Energy, and chairs its Subcommittee on Energy and Demand Implications of Connected and Automated Vehicles.


January 23, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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