2020 Deloitte City Mobility Index

How are global cities faring so far? Learn what cities can do to embrace the future of mobility in the coming decades.

These are uncertain times for urban mobility, which makes it all the more important to step back and understand fundamental trends using a data-driven approach. With an updated methodology, the 2020 edition of the Deloitte City Mobility Index explores four of the most prominent developments in cities’ transport ecosystems as they strive toward a future of mobility that is cleaner, safer, faster, more equitable, and more accessible.

As always, cities need to get the basics right. That includes revisiting low-tech and analogue approaches, like trams and simple street painting—sometimes to great effect. But this edition also finds that what constitutes ‘the basics’ for city transport is changing.

  • Cities rethink cars: Despite the integral role of cars in most cities’ transportation landscape, an increasing number of cities are exploring ways to restrict their use.
  • Cities rethink regulation: Cities are also reasserting themselves in another of their ‘basic’ roles: regulating the mobility environment.
  • The ‘new’ basics: Cities rethink digital. Increasingly, digital capabilities are becoming an essential element in an efficient, user-friendly transport system.
  • The ’new’ basics: Cities rethink data. City authorities are embracing open data and are making their mobility information available to the public. They are also seeking greater data sharing from private sector operators.

COVID-19 appears to only be accelerating many of these trends, with cities reclaiming public space from cars and exploring contactless systems. It remains to be seen whether the pandemic is a temporary disruption to developments already underway or whether it will trigger a more fun¬damental shift to a new reality. We believe, however, that applying lessons learnt over the past several years will help cities and their transport systems thrive in a post-coronavirus world.

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