LCTI: BlueLA Carsharing Pilot Project
Clean Mobility Options Legacy Pilot Project
City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation | BlueLA Carsharing Pilot Project
October 2015 – March 2023
BlueLA Carsharing Pilot Project includes construction and installation of 100 carshare stations with 500 charge points and operation of an electric vehicle carshare program with 300 electric vehicles in disadvantaged communities within the City of Los Angeles. Through an upcoming expansion, the program will also include a fleet of at least 600 electric bicycles or scooters.
- More than half of membership (55%) consists of low-income residents
- Since project launch, over 63,000 trips taken, and more than 1.3 million miles traveled
- The BlueLA carshare service has reduced an estimated annual GHG emissions by 2,234.11 metric tons -- equivalent to 2,469,325 pounds of coal burned or 251,391 gallons of gasoline consumed
- This project has experienced a change of operator. Even with a well-planned transition process, it is challenging to run an on-going operation seamlessly. Being transparent, with dedicated and committed resources are essentials to success.
- Public-private partnerships allow greater flexibility and resources: rebates, fee waivers, and in-kind services from the City and infrastructure/vehicle investment from BlueLA.
- Set aside an ample budget for outreach to the community and businesses within the project area.
Grant Amount: $4,669,343
Resource Contributions: $26,524,394
Project Total: $31,193,737
By the Numbers
Services, Vehicles & Equipment Funded
- 40 Carsharing sites
- 200 Charge points installed
- 60 Electric Chevy Bolts currently deployed
- 2,300+ Members
- 63,000+ Trips taken
- 1.3 Million+ miles traveled
- 11 On-street surveys
- 15 Neighborhood meetings
- 16 Community forums
- 273 Pop-up events held
Estimated Quantifiable Benefits
Values coming soon
- GHG emission reductions:
- NOx reductions:
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- ROG reductions:
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- Transportation fossil fuel reductions:
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This program targets disadvantaged communities within the City of Los Angeles. Service areas including Westlake, Pico Union, neighborhoods north of the University of Southern CA, Hollywood, Koreatown, South Los Angeles, East Hollywood, Boyle Heights, and portions of downtown, which are within the top 25% of the highest need communities on the CalEPA’s CalEnviroScreen 3.0 index - a tool that was used to identify neighborhoods most impacted by pollution and poverty. It is our goal to achieve pollutant emission reductions through clean carsharing fleets, while providing underserved residents with access to affordable housing and diverse transportation options.
This project takes a holistic equity approach to implementing active and clean transportation strategies, by providing clean transportation options to low-income community residents. While defining EV carshare program as a viable public transportation option for all Angelenos, the program performance will help build a model for future low-income transportation programs.
Outreach & Engagement Strategies
- Project website
- Smartphone app
- Pop-up events
- Test rides
- Community forums
- Flyers and brochures
- Disadvantaged communities within the top 25%
- People of color
- Residents without access to a vehicle
The City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation (LADOT) is the local government overseeing the LA City Carsharing Project. LADOT leads transportation planning, project delivery, and operations in the City of Los Angeles. LADOT is investing in public transit, testing new technology, and adopting mobility innovations for a cleaner environment where all people can walk, scoot, bike, rideshare, and take public transit with ease.
- Department of Water & Power
- Mobility Development Partners
- Shared-Use Mobility Center
- Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund
- Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance
- T.R.U.S.T. South LA