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Community Mobilization Project
Community Mobilization Project
Smart travel decisions benefit you, the environment and our community. The mission of the Community Mobilization Project is to build and empower a community of New Yorkers who care about managing their impact, reducing traffic congestion, helping the environment and improving the quality of life in their region.
The Community Mobilization Project will provide opportunities for local residents and businesses to come together and drive positive change in their communities. One way we will be rewarding and recognizing our change champions is through our Community Mobilization Badges which can be earned by completing simple tasks such as running a ride match, teleworking or tracking a trip. (see details below)
Additionally, the supporting partners who share our mission often donate gift cards that we use to reward members through raffles and other promotions for sharing photos and stories that demonstrate your commitment and inspire other members.
Opportunities for member Engagement
Opportunities for Member Engagement
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Earn Community Mobilization Badges
Members can track their contribution by earning badges for taking small actions like tracking a trip, teleworking or subscribing to Clean Air NY.
Below are some of the badges our community can earn. Login to see which badges you have already earned and for instructions to earn more.
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Community Mobilization Partners
Our Partners share our mission and work with us to develop, deliver and advocate for sustainable transportation solutions.
Some partners work with us directly to develop and deliver transportation solutions, while some support the mission by expanding our reach and sharing information about smart travel options to broader audiences. Others, whom we recognize as our Supporting Partners, donate goods and services that are used to engage and reward our members for taking positive action.
Visit our Services page to learn more about how we engage with our partners and bookmark this page to check back on the latest community news and partner spotlight. The full list of our Supporting Partners is available here.
We got an inside look at the self-driving vehicles at the Brooklyn Navy Yard!
Last week, members of the 511NY Rideshare team had the opportunity to participate in a demonstration of the self-driving shuttles at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Navy Yard is currently home to six self-driving Optimus Ride vehicles, open to both the public and employees. It has stops at Wegmans and the NYC Ferry among others and operates daily from 7:00am to 10:30pm. Ferry riders can ride the Optimus Ride for free!
The vehicles can be used both on public and private roads with permission and they aim to have ADA compliant vehicles by 2021.
Brooklyn joins Boston MA, Paradise Valley CA and Reston VA in implementing these Optimus Ride vehicles - we're excited to see where else these cool rides pop up!
Our partner, Nick Palumbo at Suffolk County Community College “really appreciated the opportunity to see and learn about Optimus Ride’s Brooklyn Navy Yard pilot project."
Nick continued: "It is a very exciting to see this type of sustainable transportation technology being deployed in a real world setting. Based on the rides we took, the reaction of other riders to the service, and the metrics that were shared with us, it is clear that this model has real promise for transforming urban and suburban mobility. I look forward to seeing further rollouts in our area, and am very hopeful that we can explore bringing these types of services to our campuses at Suffolk County Community College.”