A recent report by Arthur D. Little found cities still need to work intensively on improvements to their mobility systems.
The report assessed the mobility maturity, innovativeness, and performances of 100 cities worldwide through 27 criteria. The global average score of the 100 cities surveyed is 42.3 out of a possible 100 points. This means that, worldwide, the average city has unleashed less than half of the potential of its urban mobility system, a state of affairs that could be remedied by applying best practices across all its operations.
Only 10 cities scored more than 50 points, of which eight are European cities and two Asian. The city-state of Singapore achieved the highest score with 59.3 points, followed by Stockholm (57.1 points), Amsterdam (56.7 points), Copenhagen (54.6 points) and Hong Kong (54.2 points).
Through a partnership with the Union of Public Transport (UITP), Arthur D. Little has mapped out 12 strategic imperatives for mobility solution providers to consider when defining visions and plans. These recommendations involve addressing a definition, activation, need and behavior, superior experience, offering redesign, long-term totex planning, operating model redesign, innovate for value, integrate the system, open the system, network the system and transformation.
“In terms of public transport density, Prague is one of the best cities, as well as the number of passengers transported and the popularity of public transport,” said transport expert Petr Moos of the Faculty of Transportation Sciences. On the contrary, Prague lags behind in the introduction of innovations, and the traffic is at the level of Shenzhen in China or Bogota in Colombia.
A full copy of the report can be found here.