A talk by former Cambridge City Councilor Craig Kelley on the potential for new mobility
platforms to transform how cities function.
Kelley’s household has been car-free for over a decade, and his whole family are avid bicyclists. During his
14 years on the Cambridge City Council, he chaired the Traffic, Parking & Transportation and Public Safety
Kelley will address the promise of micromobility devices like shared bikes and electric scooters, including
his belief that those devices — combined with car-share applications — will allow cities to reduce
congestion, devote less public space to parking, and lower housing costs by eliminating parking
requirements. He’ll also speak about overcoming the challenges those new technologies pose, and specific
steps municipal, state, and federal governments will have to take to maximize positive impact.
Kelley served as a platoon leader in the Marine Corps before earning a law degree from Boston College and
a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard, where he served as a Research Fellow in Municipal
Resiliency. Last year, he founded Urban Core Strategies, a consulting firm focused on bridging the gap
between government and the governed, and specializing in city-level solutions for emerging urban
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