The new version of the ‘Future of Urban Mobility’ study was released on 23 January 2014 and identifies the mobility challenges facing cities worldwide. The report includes an update of Arthur D. Little’s Urban Mobility Index, assessing the world’s cities in terms of mobility maturity and performance and together with UITP identifies strategic directions and recommendations for improvement.
The study includes the Arthur D. Little Urban Mobility Index, which covers 84 cities around the world. The index reveals that most cities are still badly equipped to cope with the mobility challenges ahead indicating that there remains significant potential for improvement. Hong Kong tops the ranking with a score of 58.2/100, followed closely by Stockholm and Amsterdam. Copenhagen and Vienna complete the top five.
Together with UITP, the study identifies three strategic directions for cities as well as 25 imperatives to consider by cities to shape their future. Considering that today, 64% of all travel made is within urban environments and that by 2050, it is estimated that 67% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas, meaning greater innovation will be needed in the future to address the increasing demand for urban journeys (expected to rise by 68% from 2010-2030).
“The development of urban mobility systems that are able to respond to this enormous increase in demand - as well as changing mobility needs - is one of the greatest challenges facing cities today,” noted UITP Secretary General, Alain Flausch. “This study highlights that whilst there are great efforts being made to boost the attractiveness, capacity and efficiency of urban mobility systems, we need more system-level innovation”.
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