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A partnership between data and car-share providers has been formed in the US city of Seattle to help improve parking utilisation.
Data solutions company Populus will receive real-time GPS data from Lime’s free-floating car-share fleet, LimePod, which launched last month in the city.
The Populus platform will then deliver reports to the Seattle Department of Transportation in a bid to evaluate the use of curb space and develop parking strategies that will help reduce vehicle ownership.
Populus says its platform is being used by cities to evaluate and plan for shared mobility services such as dockless electric scooters and bikes. Its third-party solution, Mobility Manager, helps cities access real-time data from private operators to develop policies and plan infrastructure.
Regina Clewlow, CEO and co-founder of Populus, says free-floating car-share, dockless bikes and scooters provide people with viable alternatives to car ownership.
“With access to data on how these services are being used, cities and the private sector can work more collaboratively to design a better transportation future,” Clewlow adds.