Mobility within our cities greatly impacts our lives in terms of how we get from one point to another, the quality of the air that we breathe, our stress levels and our free time which all directly impact our quality of life. In a previous post, The Key Trends Transforming Mobility, we unveiled the top smart mobility trends that are being implemented across the globe. But where do these new business models and services have the most potential for impact?
In the publication Future of mobility 3.0 released by the management and consulting firm Arthur D. Little, they have evaluated cities across the world to assess the quality of mobility in urban areas. This Urban Mobility Index takes into consideration 27 factors in three groups: Maturity, Innovation and Performance. The index is on a 100-point scale and the results are represented as a percentage of the city’s potential of its urban mobility system. The top ten cities ranked by this analysis can be found below.
Arthur D. Little’s Urban Mobility Index: Top 10
As it can be concluded, all but two of the top ranking cities are European and the number one and number five spot belong to Singapore and Hong Kong respectively. According to the study, the average score of the 100 cities analyzed was 42.3%, leaving room for a lot of improvement worldwide.
In terms of ranking by region, as it can be seen below, Europe is at the top of the ranking followed by Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
Arthur D. Little’s Urban Mobility Index: Ranking by Region
With just one region, Europe, above the average, it is clear to see that countries and regions are not taking advantage or are unable to advantage of their full mobility potential.
With cities diversifying and growing, new transportation models are becoming a necessity. However, as stated in the study, the management of mobility within urban areas is often times resistant to change and innovation which can make it difficult to implement new strategies or simply invoke change.
The complete index can be analyzed here.