Monday, December 12, 2011

And the winners are .... Amsterdam and Hong Kong

Using 11 criteria Arthur D. Little assessed the mobility maturity and performance of  cities worldwide. The mobility score per city ranges from 0 to 100 index points; the maximum of 100 points is defined by the best performance of any city in the sample for each criteria. In addition the study reviewed and analyzed 39 key urban mobility technologies and 36 potential urban mobility business models. The average score of the 66 cities was close to 65 index points (64.4 points). Which means that in average the 66 cities just achieve two thirds of the potential that could be reached today, applying best practice across all operations. Only two cities (Hong Kong, Amsterdam) scored above 80 points, with just 15 per cent of cities scoring above 75 points. Some remarkable results: Cities that promote walking, cycling, bike-sharing, car-sharing and smart mobility cards as part of an integrated mobility vision and strategy do reduce travel times, fatal accidents and carbon emissions. The average city achieves only two thirds of what is possible today by applying best practice across all operations. If cities in emerging regions replicate the pathway that cities in mature regions have followed, they run the risk of introducing the very same problems of poor modal split, high carbon emissions and low travel speed. Read on here.

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