The Future of Urban Mobility
Population surges are overwhelming transportation infrastructure. How should cities respond?
Urban populations are growing rapidly and threatening to overwhelm existing transportation infrastructures. Thankfully, the solution is in our hands—literally. The mobile phones so many Americans carry today can be a key component in solving these systemic challenges. Mobile systems can help cities manage transportation services demand, for example, by providing travelers with real-time updates. Mobile payments can reduce friction for citizens trying to use city services, ultimately leading to an increase in quality of life.
Fifty-eight percent of American adults and seventy-six percent of millennials are dependent on their smartphones. The demand for mobile service has skyrocketed. The sharing economy and people’s reliance on mobile service are growing hand in hand—and cities can capitalize on these trends to build out the future of transportation infrastructure.
Download this article to discover urban mobility trends that city leaders must start planning for:
- Shared mobility and predictability
- Demand management via mobile apps