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The report identifies the mobility challenges facing cities worldwide, includes an update of an Urban Mobility Index, assessing the world’s cities in terms of mobility maturity and performance and identifies strategic directions and recommendations for improvement.
Europe remains the region of the world with the most developed sustainable urban mobility systems, according to a survey of 84 cities worldwide. The study finds that Amsterdam, ranked third, has transport emissions that are significantly lower than the European average of 1.3t/CO2 per year due to the high rate of car sharing and the high proportion of cycling in the modal split at 33%. The city has also used low-emissions zones to cut air pollution. Another European city, Stockholm, is ranked second in the world to Hong Kong. However, the majority of the cities surveyed need to do more to increase public transport usage. Most EU cities already have high shares of sustainable transport modes but need to better integrate them to make them more attractive to consumers.
The report identifies three strategic directions for cities to better shape the future of urban mobility.
Sustainable improvements of a city’s mobility performance requires simultaneous improvement on four dimensions:
Link to the UITP report “The future of urban mobility”