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We are days away from our second virtual workshop, "
Flying Cars Advanced Air Mobility is on the Horizon," and you are invited! It is not a typical Webinar; it is a participatory virtual workshop to craft together the future of transportation. Click here to register. As an invitee, you can participate on a digital whiteboard while listening to experts on the topic. Save the date for this October 18th at 12 pm PT.
We are Hiring!
Urban Movement Labs is hiring! Join a great team of individuals passionate about transportation, policy, and guiding new mobility options with a safe, sustainable, and equitable approach. We are looking for a Communications Associate and a Program Assistant. Please reach out to our team if you have questions about the organization.
Our Team Communicating UML’s Mission
Our colleague, Clint Harper, participated in the AIRTAXI World Congres, hosted in Istanbuls. Clint represented Urban Movement Labs and the Los Angeles AAM Partnership. He was part of a panel on Vertiport Development & Real Life Experiences, highlighting that vertiports must integrate into the current transportation systems in a manner that contributes to safe, equitable, and sustainable multimodal cities. Additionally, Clint accentuated the importance of community-engage planning to inform vertiport infrastructure.
We participated in the ITS WORLD CONGRESS 2022. This year's program presented an opportunity to reimagine mobility - increase access, equity, and safer, smarter streets for all. Rogelio Pardo, UML's Program Director, was part of the sUAS in America panel discussion. He shared the best practices and lessons learned from UML's AAM partnership. Additionally, UML board member Justine Johnson participated in the panel Innovations in EV Infrastructure and Grid Integration.
CoMotion LA 2022 Is Coming this November
Be part of this impactful mobility event! Influential leaders of the Mobility Revolution like you will convene at CoMotion LA ’22 to address the challenges of integrating new travel models in the multimodal city. Come and network with the UML team. Register with this unique link and get a 25% discount.
LACBC Bike Fest
Our Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) friends invite you to LA’s Bike Fest. So get your tickets here and be prepared for a day of live music, delicious food, plenty of drinks, a community expo, a silent auction, and more!
Manhattan’s EV-Charging Sites Now Outnumber Gas Stations 10 to 1 [Bloomberg] As electric-car adoption picks up across the US, more cities can expect to see ‘gas station deforestation.’
Detroit’s Bike Bet: How the Motor City Aims to Become the Mobility City [NUMO] How Electric Bikes, a Community-Based Bike Challenge, and Behavior Change Are Helping Detroit Prioritize People-First Mobility
New York Expedites Efforts To Ban The Sale Of New Gas Cars By 2035 [CNNBC] The move comes about a month after California voted to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles starting in 2035, setting a precedent for other blue states.
Arrival Produces Long-Awaited Battery-Electric Commercial Van [TechCrunch] EV startup Arrival said it has produced its first battery-electric van, a significant step toward its goal to deliver the vans to commercial customers at scale.
Is Los Angeles A Biking City? This South L.A. Native Shows Us It Can Be [LA Times] Michelle Moro bikes everywhere — to pick up lunch, do laundry, go to art galleries — and takes her 13,000 TikTok followers along for the ride.
New Law Allows Californians To Legally Jaywalk [KTLA] A new law will allow Californians to legally jaywalk without being ticketed. Pedestrians can now cross the street outside of an intersection without breaking the law as long as it is safe to do so.
NYC Proposal Offers Cash for Spotting Parking Violations in Bike Lanes [Bloomberg] A bill that would allow New Yorkers to collect bounties for reporting bike-lane blockers is aimed at curtailing illegal parking.
Robotics & Autonomy
You Can Now Take A Driverless Lyft In Austin. Here's What You Need To Know [Austin American-Statesman] Planning on taking a Lyft soon? Your next ride in Austin could be driverless. Ride-hailing company Lyft is now offering riders the option of choosing an autonomous vehicle in some areas of Austin.
Advanced Air Mobility
FAA Releases Vertiport Design Standards to Support the Safe Integration of Advanced Air Mobility Aircraft [FAA] The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released new design guidelines for vertiports, infrastructure that will support Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) aircraft.
Eviation's Alice Electric Aircraft Starts Flight Test Campaign [FutureFlight] Eviation's all-electric Alice aircraft made an eight-minute first flight on September 27 at Grant County International Airport at Moses Lake in Washington state.
Buzz Stops: Bus Shelter Roofs Turned Into Gardens For Bees And Butterflies [The Guardian] Bee bus stops first appeared in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Now the UK is planning for more than 1,000 and there is growing interest across Europe and in Canada and Australia.
Bangkok Considers Asking Drivers to Pay as Traffic Roars Back [Bloomberg] Thai authorities are considering imposing a congestion charge in the capital Bangkok to ease traffic snarls and air pollution, making it potentially the second major Asian city to implement such a policy.
In Times of Crisis, Bikeshare Rolls On [Bloomberg] When transit systems stumble, municipal bikesharing services can keep commuters moving — if cities know how to plan properly.
Berlin Looks To Create The Largest Car-Free Urban Area On The Planet [Momentum] Results of a crucial vote should be known next month and will go a long way to decide whether or not Berlin would seize the opportunity to create a massive car-free zone in the German city.
Nigerian Ride-Hailing App Aims To Put Women At Ease [Reuters] HerRyde launched with 10 drivers and logged roughly 500 rides in its first month in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city. Its founders plan to expand elsewhere in Nigeria.
Cars Are Vanishing from Paris [Reasons to be Cheerful] The share of journeys made by car in the city has fallen by nearly half, and the trend is only accelerating.