Uber partners Bengaluru citizens’ group to promote sustainable mobility

Uber partners Bengaluru citizens’ group to promote sustainable mobility
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10 Jul, 2019

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. has announced a partnership with Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC), a non-partisan citizens' group, to promote sustainable mobility options in Bengaluru.

The partnership aims to address issues such as traffic congestion and sustainable and green transportation for the city, along with policy suggestions to reduce individual car ridership and improve asset utilisation for efficient, reliable and affordable mobility solutions, Uber said in a statement.

As part of the initiative, B.PAC will curate an awareness and research campaign under B.MOBILE programme to bring the benefits of sustainable mobility to the citizens of Bengaluru over the course of the next few months.

B.MOBILE is B.PAC’s mobility initiative that works on research, policy advocacy, and stakeholder awareness in the areas of sustainable mobility, shared and pooled mobility, non-motorised transit, and para transit (for people with disabilities) including related planning and infrastructure needs for providing seamless and integrated first, middle and last-mile connectivity to citizens of Bengaluru.

“We thank Uber for extending the support to our ‘Sustainable Mobility for All’ initiative under our B.MOBILE programme. With this partnership, B.PAC will shortly be engaging with various stakeholders through a series of workshops and meetings along with elected representatives and administrators. Our goal would be to find a good meeting ground between new mobility solutions and existing forms of mobility powered by technology,” Revathy Ashok, managing trustee and chief executive, B.PAC, said.

B.PAC is a non-partisan citizens' group that aims to improve governance in Bengaluru and enhance the quality of life of every citizen. The organisation specifically targets good governance practices, integrity and transparency in all arms of the government, improvement in the quality of infrastructure in the city, and identification and support of strong candidates for public office at all levels of governance in Bengaluru.

“With our engagement with B.PAC, we are confident about facilitating dialogue amongst stakeholders to discuss mobility challenges of the city and find workable solutions. Together, we aim to move a step closer to transforming the mobility ecosystem with sustainable solutions,” Ann Lavin, senior director of public policy and government relations, Uber, Asia-Pacific, said.