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Building the Infrastructure(s) for Shared Mobility

Infrastructure. noun. /ˈinfrəˌstrək(t)SHər/

The basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g. buildings, roads, power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise. ‘the social and economic infrastructure of a country’

Our existing physical, social, economic, technological, and institutional INFRASTRUCTURE(s) overwhelmingly favors private car ownership and private car use. This SYSTEM sustains itself at great cost to our households, to our communities, and to our planet. This SYSTEM drives the climate crisis, perpetuates inequality, and is hostile to community. The INFRASTRUCTURE(s) is rooted in racism and in social and environmental injustice.

At the Shared-Use Mobility Center 2021 National Shared Mobility Summit, we ask: “How might we shift the SYSTEM? The WHOLE SYSTEM!”

Our 2021 Summit is DISTRIBUTED through the entire month of July—4 hours every Tuesday (July 6, 13, 20 & 27). Each week we’ll start a conversation about how to precipitate the BIG SHIFT in a focus area. We’ll spotlight success, and find early lessons—innovations that can scale—to help build a shared, equitable and sustainable future. Our sessions and speakers will share ideas on how to structure a system that actually works for our households, our communities, and our planet.


Time for All: 9am – 1pm PT/10am – 2pm MT/11am – 3pm CT/12pm – 4pm ET

Tuesday, July 6
Physical and Institutional Infrastructure

Tuesday, July 13
Economic & Resource Infrastructure

Tuesday, July 20
Informational & Data Infrastructure

Tuesday, July 27
Social & Political Infrastructure



The Shared-Use Mobility Center celebrates diversity. We value the array of backgrounds and experiences people bring and strive for inclusivity in the planning, design, and development of mobility solutions. Throughout our work, among our staff, and in all SUMC Workshops and events, we support diversity in all its forms, encompassing but not limited to age, disability status, economic circumstance, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation. Mobility for all must be inspired, created, and executed by all. Join us.


The Shared-Use Mobility Center is a public-interest organization dedicated to achieving equitable, affordable, and environmentally sound mobility across the US through the efficient sharing of transportation assets. By connecting the public and private sectors, piloting programs, conducting new research, and providing policy and technical expertise to cities and regions, SUMC seeks to extend the benefits of shared mobility for all.


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