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
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.
Regional Finalist Placing
- Ghent, Belgium
- Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Bergen, Norway
- Bremen, Germany
- Lisbon, Portugal
In the Metropolitan Category, Milan, Italy walked away with first prize.
Metropolitan Finalist Placing
- Milan, Italy
- Munich Germany
- Vancouver, Canada
- Madrid, Spain & Paris, France
- 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:
- Increase Hurdles around Personal Vehicle Ownership
- Develop an Equitable and Comprehensive Parking Framework
- Ensure that Carshare Parking Privileges are Affordable
- Make Carshare Part of a Larger Mobility Ecosystem
- 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.