Innovation Exchange: Mobility Data with Arlington and Chicago
With the explosion of shared mobility services across the globe, cities have begun to request and require access to data from private shared fleet operators deploying vehicles within their boundaries. These private companies are amassing large amounts of data on when, where, and how people are traveling. Now, cities are asking for that information to help staff make more informed transportation infrastructure and policy decisions. How does mobility data-sharing work, and what are the challenges and opportunities for public agencies who want to benefit from the transportation data created by scooter-share, bike-share, car-share, and ride-hail?
Join Populus CEO, Regina Clewlow, MetroBike planner Zack DesJardins, and Chicago Department of Transportation Assistant Commissioner Sean Wiedel for a webinar providing an overview of the key opportunities and pain points around data-sharing, and examples of how Arlington, VA and Chicago, IL are using mobility data for policy and planning.
Zack DesJardins, Bikeshare and Scootershare Planner, MetroBike, LCC
Sean Wiedel, AICP, Assistant Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)
About the Speakers:
Zack DesJardins: Zack DesJardins is a bikeshare and scootershare planner for MetroBike, LCC, where he advises the City of Alexandria and Arlington County, Virginia on their scootershare pilot programs. He has a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School.
Sean Wiedel: Sean Wiedel, AICP, is an Assistant Commissioner with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) where he manages the Citywide Services Section. Sean worked with the Mayor’s Office and other stakeholders to develop Chicago’s dockless bikeshare and e-scooter pilot programs and related policies and legislation. Sean is a founding member and past president of the North American Bikeshare Association board of directors.