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Urban Movement Labs brings together expertise and experience from different sectors to create a transportation system that is equitable, sustainable, and accessible. Public sector partners help define urgent transportation problems and opportunities in Los Angeles. Businesses and communities collaborate to design proofs-of-concept and test new mobility solutions. Throughout the process, input from outside partners validates solutions and measures outcomes.

Founding Partners

Advisory partners of Urban Movement Labs represent the largest transportation and goods movement agencies in the City of Los Angeles, as well as private sector partners innovating on autonomous, shared, connected, and electric transportation.

MoceanLab was launched in 2019 by Hyundai Motor Group to be a mobility laboratory for Los Angeles. Dedicated to harnessing transportation innovation to improve lives and expand opportunity in Los Angeles, our mission is to explore, curate and improve a range of mobility advances for LA and its residents. MoceanLab is exploring a variety of next-generation, eco-friendly mobility projects for the future, including new advances in micromobility, dynamic shuttles, autonomous electric vehicles, urban air mobility, and more. More information is available at

Avis Budget Group invested in this initiative given that it operates at the intersection of urban mobility and travel and tourism through its rental car and Zipcar brands. It knows the importance of convenient, efficient and sustainable movement of people in, out and around cities. The company is committed to working in partnership across the mobility spectrum to achieve these goals.

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Lyft is a multimodal platform providing people with seamless, personalized and on-demand access to a variety of transportation options. With a mission to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation, Lyft is committed to effecting positive change in Los Angeles and in cities everywhere by offsetting carbon emissions from all rides, and by promoting transportation equity through shared rides, bikeshare systems, electric scooters, and public transit partnerships.

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The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) is creating an inclusive green economy by unlocking innovation (through working with startups to accelerate the commercialization of clean technologies), transforming markets (through partnerships in transportation, energy and sustainable cities) and enhancing communities (through workforce development, pilots and other programs). LACI’sTransportation Electrification Partnership (TEP), formed by LACI in May 2018, is an unprecedented multi-year partnership among local, regional, and state stakeholders to accelerate progress towards transportation electrification and zero emissions goods movement in the Greater L.A. region in advance of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Waymo is a self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around. Since its start as the Google Self-Driving Car Project in 2009, Waymo has been focused on improving transportation for all people by building the world’s most experienced driver. To date, Waymo has driven over 10 million miles autonomously on public roads across 25 U.S. cities and completed over 10 billion miles of simulation testing.

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles and a fourth-generation Angeleno. His life and two Mayoral terms have been shaped by a deep commitment to the core values of justice, dignity, and equality for all people. Inspired by Mayor Garcetti’s goals for transportation equity, accessibility, and sustainability, Urban Movement Labs is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the three largest goods and people movement agencies in the City of Los Angeles -the Port, the Airports, and the Department of Transportation -to implement innovative transportation solutions to make Angelenos’ lives better.

Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network applications and solutions are expected to power the transportation revolution. Verizon will help the City of Los Angeles and communities everywhere—including those that have been traditionally underserved—to accelerate the delivery of next-generation technologies that transform the way we live, work and play. For more:

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Check out our Contact Page to tell us more about your interest in getting involved. Whether you want to pitch a project, attend a workshop, suggest a solution, or get to know other transportation change-makers in LA – there’s a spot here for you!

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