Uber calls for new mobility infrastructure to make cycling safer

09 April 2020 - Published by Matteo Candelari

The company that owns the Jump bike-share brand asked to theUS House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure to fund and promote programmes that support the safety of vulnerable road users.

The request for new mobility infrastructure legislation focuses on new lanes for every street once it is re-paved.

Thanks to a formula developed by the National Association of City Transportation Officials, it would be possible for the legislators to determine bike infrastructure based on traffic speed and volume.

Moreover, Uber is launching a free data tool that combines Jump bike volume with a city street view. This device allows cyclists to compare weekday and weekend volume, contributing to understand where protected bike lanes can be located to serve the most people on bikes and scooters in a city.