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Mobility

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
May 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
The bikes offer a transportation option for older people where other modes fall short.
Fast Company
April 29, 2019, 6am PDT
The goal of transportation networks should be to provide integrated and efficient services, which requires looking beyond particular modes.
Governing
April 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
A crowdsourcing app allows citizens to hold the public realm to higher standards of access and mobility.
Crosscut
Feature
March 25, 2019, 6am PDT
In the age of new technology, is it better to ask for forgiveness, or beg for permission? Austin Brown and Kelly Fleming of UC Davis explore why companies have taken this approach and how policymakers and business leaders can improve the situation.
Austin Brown, Kelly Fleming
March 22, 2019, 7am PDT
A new mobility task force report looks to guide the city toward a more multimodal transportation system that addresses accessibility and congestion.
Chicago Tribune