The Shared Mobility Plan is an effort to plan for, and to utilize all shared modes more effectively throughout Miami-Dade; recognizing that public transit is the backbone and could be boosted by reallocation of street space and an array of new public/private shared services to fill the lanes.

Miami-Dade County is made up of 34 jurisdictions and has a complex geography and array of stakeholder needs. While public transit service is a backbone, more space needs to be devoted vis the 7 planned Smart Corridors, and 1st and last mile connectivity is crucial throughout the system. The shift in shared mobility, from ridehailing to scooter sharing has provided both risks and big opportunities to move Miami-Dade forward.

Cityfi provided several advisory services throughout the development of the Shared Mobility Plan, from stakeholder engagement and thought leadership to peer review and strategic planning. The Shared Mobility Plan outlined and analyzed the opportunities for different forms of emerging, shared mobility ranging from micromobility to autonomous vehicles. It also discussed how the city should transition from becoming a mere transit provider to a mobility cooperative providing innovative transportation solutions with the private sector. Notably, Cityfi developed a Social Impact Calculator for Miami-Dade County to support ongoing, data-driven decision-making that focuses on how each transportation and infrastructure investment creates various social impacts. The open source tool allows Miami-Dade County to evaluate the trade-offs of capital planning decisions by incorporating economic, environmental and equity-based metrics into project scoring. Cityfi also identified key barriers internally to reaching project goals and began an organizational assessment to identify next steps to resolve conflicts or resource deserts contributing to inaction.

The project is close to complete and will guide Miami’s shared mobility investments and partnerships going forward. More importantly, it begins to flesh out a plan for guiding implementation, by bringing the public and other stakeholders to the table as partners and making cogent arguments for action – now, with the resources and support internally to execute.