Here is how the sharing economy can become the solution — not the casualty — of the social distancing era.

  1. Establishing designated pick-up and drop-off lots (or racks just like Citibike’s), and temporarily equipping these with sanitation products (cleaning wipes, hand-sanitizers, gloves, masks) readily available for users. For this to be successful at scale and benefit communities, free-floating fleets must temporarily become station-based.
  2. Thoroughly sanitizing vehicles (scooters and bikes) 4 to 5 times a day.
  3. Temporarily providing transportation at no cost for key healthcare workers.
  1. Sanitizing homes and cars before and after every reservation.
  2. Encouraging hosts to temporarily lower their rates and sacrifice short-term profits for the good of society and the survival of these platforms.
  3. Temporarily providing transportation and lodging at no cost for key healthcare workers.
“Sanitize your hands here before unlocking your ride”
“Sanitize your hands here before unlocking your ride”
Station-based fleets
Station-based fleet
  1. Implementing sanitation guidelines and enforcing drivers to follow.
  2. Lowering commission fees taken out of each ride to allow drivers to earn more in this time of hardship.
  3. Temporarily providing transportation at no cost for key healthcare workers.

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Founder & CEO of CarHopper. I also consult for firms like Bain & Company and McKinsey & Company in the spaces of fin-tech and online marketplaces.

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Bora Hamamcioglu

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Founder & CEO of CarHopper. I also consult for firms like Bain & Company and McKinsey & Company in the spaces of fin-tech and online marketplaces.

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