The 2019 Deloitte City Mobility Index
Gauging global readiness for the future of mobility
The 2019 edition of The Deloitte City Mobility Index (DCMI) was recently launched and now covers over 50 cities. The index analyses the mobility landscape of an expanded set of cities around the globe along such parameters as integrated and shared mobility, vision and strategy, innovation, regulatory readiness for the future of mobility, and ease of use.
Johannesburg Mobility Index summary
- The City of Johannesburg has embarked upon its Spatial Development Framework 2040 to accommodate a population estimated to reach 7 million by 2040. Its goal is to build a compact, polycentric city with an urban core linked through efficient “Corridors of Freedom.” Due to a lack of reliable public transport, commuters now prefer unregulated minibus taxis, which handle last-mile connectivity but increase congestion.
- To tackle its challenges, the City of Johannesburg is expanding its BRT system, improving its roads, and is taking steps to promote active modes of transportation. Ridesharing services could be promoted digitally to save costs and increase traction.
- Efforts to increase multimodal, reliable and timely ecosystem mobility solutions will play a big role in supporting increased urbanisation.
Cape Town Mobility Index summary
- Cape Town is one of the most congested cities in South Africa, largely due to unreliable public transport and narrow roads. To address this problem, the 2032 City Vision plans to integrate different modes of public transportation to form a seamless system.
- The city will also invest in technologies to facilitate a convenient, secure, and cost-effective fare system that works across all modes.