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Mobility

January 9, 2020, 10am PST
As we enter the digital age of transportation, cities are finding new ways to digitize their policies.
Wisconsin Autonomous Vehicle Proving Ground
November 28, 2019, 5am PST
When going around the Thanksgiving table today, giving thanks for our friends and family to hear, don't forget to mention the environmental, social, and economic benefits of public transit.
CityLab
November 26, 2019, 1pm PST
Staying in place is more and more the norm, even among historically mobile young people.
Brookings
November 21, 2019, 2pm PST
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) relies on technology to streamline transportation and improve access. But apps are not going to be enough for people to leave their cars behind.
CityLab
November 18, 2019, 1pm PST
Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds emphasizes the importance of riders' perspective on access when redesigning the transit system.
The Planning Report
November 7, 2019, 10am PST
While much attention is focused on new technologies, the potential of existing transportation modes has never been fully realized.
Slate
October 29, 2019, 7am PDT
This new action plan and analysis tool can help connect people, increase economic opportunity and productivity, and significantly reduce greenhouse gases.
Global Roadmap of Action Toward Sustainable Mobility
October 23, 2019, 2pm PDT
A new book argues that buses are an integral part of successful mobility networks and that better bus systems improve cities in ways benefiting all residents.
CityLab
October 5, 2019, 9am PDT
A trip through the city of Los Angeles reveals the largely overlooked challenges that people with physical disabilities must overcome.
Los Angeles Times
October 2, 2019, 1pm PDT
The app is expanding to include information about public transit and micromobility options as part of Lyft’s goal to make travel easier.
CityLab
Feature
September 30, 2019, 6am PDT
Thirty years after a seminal study attempted to connect increased density with decreased automobile use, several new studies are raising doubts about that central assumption of contemporary planning.
Fanis Grammenos
September 11, 2019, 6am PDT
The latest mobility survey conducted by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has some bad news about congestion and travel times.
Curbed New York
September 2, 2019, 11am PDT
Since its founding a decade ago, Uber has reshaped the world through a trajectory of highs and lows.
The New York Times
Feature
August 19, 2019, 5am PDT
Data generated by travel modes can inform planners and regulators in improving the transportation system, but private mobility companies often restrict their access for concerns about privacy and competition.
Mollie Cohen D’Agostino
August 13, 2019, 5am PDT
A recent study out of Europe reveals the potential of electric-assist bikes (e-bikes) to transition mobility away from cars.
Treehugger
June 19, 2019, 6am PDT
A single fare card grants access to public transit rides in 260 Chinese cities.
ECNS
June 8, 2019, 1pm PDT
Uber is making its first steps into commercial operation of aerial ride-hailing, after years of promises.
The New York Times
June 5, 2019, 6am PDT
The National Association of City Transportation Officials is providing guidance for local governments to make sense of a flood of new mobility data from electric scooter companies, transportation network companies, and the like.
Smart Cities Dive
June 4, 2019, 8am PDT
Another explanation for the declining mobility of Americans is revealed by a new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
CityLab
May 17, 2019, 9am PDT
CityLab asked readers in carless households with kids about how they get around and the challenges they face.
CityLab