New Mobility for Bend
The Mobility Lab is working closely with the City of Bend to achieve goals in the city's Transportation System Plan that include programs and policies to support emerging elements of our transportation system, often enabled through digital technology. These "New Mobility" Services include micromobility (electric scooters and similar devices), on-demand ride services, and future services.
The Mobility Lab was formed because we believe when local governments and universities work together, innovation can thrive in a catalytic and inclusive manner. We are living at the intersection of research and implementation. We form public-private partnerships to test transportation technologies.
In Central Oregon, low population density and a large geographic area create unique challenges — and opportunities. The Mobility Lab will inform the community, develop ideas, and deploy projects that improve mobility within Central Oregon through innovation.