Global People-Before-Cars Transportation Alliance Launches With $6m Grant - Forbes
The New Urban Mobility alliance – NUMO for short – has been launched today in Washington, D.C. It aims to provide a guiding vision for more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient transportation in cities and will major on modes other than private motor cars.
Seed-funded with $6-million from U.S. billionaire real estate developer and philanthropist Stephen M. Ross, NUMO is led by Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase. She is joined by director Harriet Tregoning who was a leading executive in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Obama administration. A former director of the District of Columbia Office of Planning, Tregoning is a daily bicycle commuter. She played a role in expanding Washington, D.C.’s bicycle infrastructure and launching its bikeshare program.
NUMO is based out of the D.C. offices of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, part of the World Resources Institute, an environmentally-focused non-profit organization founded in 1982.
The new non-profit will act as a clearing house for research on clean urban transportation, including ride hailing, ride- and bike-share, scooters, autonomous vehicles and cycling, walking and other forms of active transportation.