A report conducted by the National League of Cities dives into the topic of mobility and technology. Together, mobility and technology are a key consideration for cities as they plan for the future of their communities. The National League of Cities’ (NLC) City of the Future initiative explores existing trends and predicts future developments so that cities can anticipate changes in the urban landscape and prepare accordingly. To learn more about the City of the Future initiative, click here.
A report published by the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS) program of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies and the Institute for Transportation Development Policy (ITDP) concluded that the world is on the cusp of three revolutions in transportation: vehicle electrification, automation, and widespread shared mobility (sharing of vehicle trips). The report determined that shared mobility is the third and vital piece that could move global transportation into a future that not only saves energy and emissions but also decongests highways, frees up parking lots for other urban uses, cuts transportation costs, and improves walkability and livability. Receive a copy in your inbox by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
A report published by the Eno Center for Transportation discusses a very relevant issue faced by smart mobility initatives- to allow technology to reach its full potential, governments at all levels need to adapt, especially on the state level. This paper provides guidance on how states should prepare for an automated future by adapting their approach to motor vehicle regulations, infrastructure investment, and research. Receive a copy in your inbox by emailing email@example.com
A public policy roadmap published by ITS America emphazises the current issue of revitalizing our infrastructure and modernizing our outmoded transportation system. Broadly, they seek to improve the safety and efficiency of our transportation networks and our nation’s economy, standard of living, and health and security. Transportation connects communities and is the lifeblood of commerce. It widens job opportunities and is essential to addressing equity, poverty, unemployment, and access to education and health care. Last year alone, 35,092 people died on our roads—the highest fatality rate since the 1960s. Receive a copy in your inbox by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
A report published by McKinsey & Company and Bloomberg tackles the question, "What, then, will be the future of urban mobility?" An Integrated Perspective on the Future of Mobility explores a variety of angles- the social, economic, and technological trends- that will work together to disrupt mobility.To download the full PDF report from the McKinsey website, click the link below. To read an article giving a synopsis of this report, click here.
The pace of technology-driven innovation from the private sector in shared transportation services, vehicles, and networks is rapid, accelerating, and filled with opportunity. The impending advent of self-driving vehicles (or autonomous vehicles) will have a profound impact on livelihoods, land use (including road space, parking facilities, sprawled development), and congestion. Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities prepared ten foundational principles for executing developments in technology, operational systems, ownership and service business models. Execution of these principles will require the efforts of all stakeholders, with a special role for proactive and outcome-oriented governments to provide locally appropriate legislation using all the tools over which they have jurisdiction.