Populus, founded by DCRP graduate, delivers new transportation routes through analytical mobility software
Populus Introduces Advanced Tools for Cities to Plan New Scooter and Bike Lanes
Cision, PR Web
July 10, 2019
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Populus, the industry-leading platform for cities to manage shared bikes, scooters, and cars, has launched Populus Routes to help urban planners identify and deliver safe bike and scooter lanes. Founded in 2017, Populous was established by Fletcher Foti and Regina Clelow, a UC Berkeley lecturer and post-doctoral researcher in the Urban Analytics Lab as well as one of the 2019 San Francisco Business Times’ 40 under 40. Foti earned his P.h.D in City & Regional Planning from CED in 2014.
“One of the key issues that cities face around mobility services (in general), is that these services are arriving faster than most cities can keep up,” Populus CEO and co-founder Regina Clewlow told TechCrunch via email.
Speaking at the TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility conference in San Jose, Clewlow detailed how data and technology can successfully accelerate the adoption of micro mobility solutions.
"The introduction of electric scooters and bikes has the potential to make our cities more sustainable and equitable, but only if we are able to safely prioritize them on our streets," said Clewlow. "Cities have a newfound ability to access huge amounts of data from mobility operators for transportation planning. We help them securely and efficiently gain the insights they need to deliver more livable streets."
Populous Routes are delivered through Populus Mobility Manager, a software solution that processes millions of trips from leading mobility operators around the world. With that data, Populus Routes collects anonymized route data from multiple bike and scooter companies to expand city designs to safely include bike and scooter lanes where they are most needed.
Today, over 40 cities and the world’s leading mobility operators utilize Populus to deliver the data and information that can help them deliver a safe, equitable, and sustainable transportation future.