After a period of erosion, public transport is on a growing trend again, particularly in developed economies, where urban sprawl tends to be slowing down. In developing and transition economies, urban mobility demand is pushed up by population and economic growth.
The Mobility in Cities Database (MCD) provides key insights into transport patterns and trends for more than 60 metropolitan areas worldwide. The wide range of indicators collected span areas ranging from demography, economy, traffic, transport infrastructure and mobility to public transport supply and demand data. The latest MCD publication gives a snapshot of 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, identifying groups of cities with similar performances. Building on the previous editions, the evolution of key urban indicators is shown, spanning a 20-year period.
With MCD transport professionals, decision-makers involved in urban affairs and organisations with a stake in urban mobility can find the data and evidence to support public transport-oriented policies.
The database covers demography, the economy, urban structure, the number and use of private vehicles (including taxi), the road network, public transport networks (infrastructure and rolling stock, supply and demand, farebox revenue), and mobility patterns. These data were compared to those collected for the years 1995 and 2001, in previous editions of the Mobility in Cities Database, when the same detailed definitions for data and metropolitan areas could be used.
Mobility in Cities Database metropolitan areas (interactive map)
Following two years of data collection, validation and analysis, the MCD comprises the following distinct products, available separately or as part of a package:
In depth analysis report
Pre-defined subsets of indicators in an easy-to-use format
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This report features data for groups of cities with similar levels of performance according to economic, urban development and mobility criteria.
It provides an analysis of relationships between indicators and presents evolution trends over two decades. It also identifies and highlights policies supporting a shift to public transport.
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|Price for UITP members||€150||€100||€100||€100||€400|
|Price for non-UITP members||€300||€200||€200||€200||€800|
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Contact: Mircea Steriu, Statistics Manager - mircea.steriu(at)uitp.org / +32 2 663 66 56