Mobility Data Specification
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What is it?
A data standard to enable right-of-way regulation and two-way communication between mobility companies and local governments.
Why it was developed?
MDS - "Mobility Data Specification" - is a digital tool that helps cities better manage transportation on public roads. The MDS standardizes communication and data exchange between cities and private mobility providers, such as scooter and electric bike sharing companies. In this way, cities can digitally share and validate their policies, which facilitates vehicle management and improves outcomes for residents. It also provides mobility service providers with a framework that they can reuse in new markets, enabling seamless collaboration that saves time and money.
Why we are sharing it?
"The way we move around our cities is changing rapidly. With e-scooters, shared bikes and ride-hailing services already well established, and new technologies such as autonomous vehicles on the horizon, cities need to be prepared to digitally manage streets, sidewalks and other public spaces that are more complex and dynamic than ever.
The MDS is designed to allow cities to manage any shared mobility option in the public realm. This means providing cities with the data they need to understand current and historical usage patterns and the tools they need to improve the safety, equity and quality of mobility services on their streets. MDS is a free, open-source, digital-first platform so that all cities can manage mobility in the way that works best for them."
Have you reused or are you planning to reuse this tool?
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