As carshare as it gets: the 2020 Carshare City Awards

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On May 28th, 2020, the inaugural Carshare City Awards ceremony was hosted virtually:

Just over 200 participants from all around the world dialled into this virtual event to celebrate the finalists and winners. In addition, we shared the top 5 policies for any city that wants to create a vibrant eco-system of mobility alternatives. 

Download the report here.

As carshare as it gets: the 2020 Carshare City Awards

Background

The 2020 Carsharing City Awards was a collaboration between movmi and the CSA Carsharing Association, a member based industry association. The awards were a worldwide competition to acknowledge and reward the leading cities for introducing, maintaining, supporting, and recognizing the value of a viable carsharing eco-system in their city.

Cities and operators nominated 27 cities: we had cities from South America, India, the Middle East, Australia, Europe and North America. An expert panel evaluated them based on three main criteria:

  • Vision & Leadership
  • Policy Framework
  • Operational Ease & Sustainability

To create the criteria, we held a round of expert interviews with 8 leaders of multi-city carshare services. The interview partners collectively had experience of running carshare services in 131 cities. 

CARSHARE Finalists & Winners

The expert panel chose the winners and finalists after evaluating them using the criteria.

Ghent, Belgium took home the crown for the Regional category.

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Regional Finalist Placing

  1. Ghent, Belgium
  2. Ljubljana, Slovenia
  3. Bergen, Norway
  4. Bremen, Germany
  5. Lisbon, Portugal

In the Metropolitan Category, Milan, Italy walked away with first prize.

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Metropolitan Finalist Placing

  1. Milan, Italy
  2. Munich Germany
  3. Vancouver, Canada
  4. Madrid, Spain & Paris, France
  5. Calgary, Canada

“Congratulations to the winning cities,” says Pam Cooley of the Carsharing Association. “They represent the future of mobility as they continue to innovate with a clear message that the reduction of personal use vehicles and increasing the multi modal approach is important to their city’s social, environmental and financial health.”

Top 5 Policy Recommendations

As part of the ceremony we shared the top 5 policy recommendation report. Each of the policy recommendation is backed by examples from the finalists. The report also shines a special spotlight on the two winning cities, Ghent and Milan.

“The report is a combination of all the insights from the nominations, expert interviews and judges’ discussion,” says Sandra Phillips from movmi. “It is a valuable tool for cities and operators alike so they can embed carsharing into the fabric of their community.”

The top 5 recommendations for any city wanting to increase its carshare capacity are:

  1. Increase Hurdles around Personal Vehicle Ownership
  2. Develop an Equitable and Comprehensive Parking Framework
  3. Ensure that Carshare Parking Privileges are Affordable
  4. Make Carshare Part of a Larger Mobility Ecosystem
  5. Introduce a Mobility Management Program for Employers

Want to embed carsharing into the fabric of your community? Don’t re-create the wheel. Get the Lessons Learnt from the 2020 Carshare City Awards.

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