Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sustainable New Urban Mobility

“Sustainable New Urban Mobility”

This month we interviewed Philipp Rode, Executive Director of LSE Cities and Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. We have asked him to talk about their recent report "Towards New Urban Mobility" and what their findings mean for the future of mobility in the EU. You can read the full interview by following the link below. We also recommend reading the report itself.

EUKN: You described three types of trends towards new urban mobility, i.e. international base or national base? Which of the trends are more decisive and why?

Rode: Describing an international trend approach, which gives us a broader view of transport. I sometimes describe it as an Schizophrenic situation: we are seeing at the moment, clearly on a  global level,  we are very much in a period of rapid motorization. Particularly in a development world context, emerging economies, more cars are being sold i.e. emerging wealth levels, which has shifted towards a type of  motorised mobility. Which in many OECD countries and cities have already experienced its peak over the last ten/fifteen years. At that point there is no longer an increase in an motorisation  perspective. ...
Urban Mobility Publications

Towards new Urban Mobility  

Changes in urban mobility no longer follow traditional patterns of motorisation and policy makers need to embrace an increasing number of alternatives, including cycling and walking as main modes of travel, bike and car sharing, multimodal travel options and electric vehicles. Smartphone applications now support people’s travel decisions as they move through the city, opening up possibilities for smarter mobility services that respond flexibly to user needs.

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Smart mobility trends - Reducing congestion

New business models inspired by the sharing economy and disruptive technologies are ushering in an exciting new age in transportation: the era of smart mobility. The arrival of on-demand ride services like Uber and Lyft, real-time ridesharing services such as Carma, carsharing programs such as Zipcar and car2go, bike sharing programs, and thousands of miles of new urban bike lanes are all changing how people get around.