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    Return to Urban Mobility: Open MaaS and Active Transportation

    By Scott Shepard, Chief Business Offier, Iomob As our cities emerge from lockdown stage post-COVID, physical urban design interventions have been implemented on a broad scale. From wider sidewalks, to pop up bike lanes, to car free central business districts, many of the ideas and schemes that were only dreamt of by urbanists post-World War […]

  • MaaS is Blossoming to Give People the Freedom of Mobility: Transitioning to a New Paradigm

    By Clara Anderson, Digital Communication Specialist, Meep The incessant expansion of digitalisation, the emergence of the shared economy and the spread of innumerable platforms. These are the three main events that have triggered the development of Mobility as a Service in the past years, inducing the development of new business urban mobility models. These changes […]

  • Urban Mobility’s Unique Chance to Help Fight Climate Change

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting The past few months have transformed our lives in so many ways as never before seen in our lifetimes. We will continue to be negatively impacted for months or possibly even years. But what if something good could come out of it? What if we used this […]

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    MaaS and Freedom (Part One)

    By Alessandro Sosi, COO, OpenMove The second article in this two-part series can be found here. Freedom of movement We all want to feel free to move. Never as in this precise historical moment, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, can we experience and appreciate the value of this freedom. A freedom that is very often taken […]

  • Key Takeaways From the Virtual Workshop “Commuting with COVID-19: Keeping You Safe With Data”

    By Rebecca Sands, Content & Project Manager, Autonomy & The Urban Mobility Company Click here to watch a recording of Commuting with COVID-19: Keeping you Safe With Data Last week the Urban Mobility Company held our first virtual workshop in partnership with Moovit on the impact that the COVID-19 crisis is having on public transportation […]

  • (New) Future of Mobility: Likely Winners and Losers

    By Marc Amblard, Founder & Managing Director, Orsay Consulting The current crisis is first and foremost humanitarian, with 300k casualties to date worldwide and massive joblessness. It is also economic, with almost all companies having financial difficulties and many collapsing. However, a few sectors are currently booming (e.g. deliveries), some will benefit from a crisis-induced tailwind, while […]

  • From Crisis to Opportunity: an Intimate Conversation with PTOs on Public Transit Ridership

    Interview conducted by Stephanie Hagen, Director, Urban Mobility Company If you enjoy this interview, don’t miss out on the upcoming Virtual Urban Mobility Workshop, Commuting With COVID-19: Keeping You Safe With Data. Register for free here! It comes as no surprise that public transit ridership has been significantly down in cities around the world since […]

  • COVID-19 and Shared Mobility: A New Normal

    By Scott Shepard, Chief Business Officer, Iomob Technologies Mobility. It is the glue that binds cities, societies, and civilizations together. What was just two months ago a necessity in conducting our daily routines has been (at least temporarily) disrupted to such an extent that 80–90% of intercity passenger demand for travel is expected to be eliminated […]

  • 4 Key Themes of Women and Mobility Today

    By Rebecca Sands, Content & Project Manager at Autonomy In a recent consultation held by the International Transport Forum, Autonomy had the chance to gather with a number of experts to engage in a dialogue about some of the most prominent gender issues in transport. With the goal of brainstorming ways innovation could provide better […]

  • Innovation in Mobility: the challenge in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, a peri-urban area in the Paris region

    By Véronique Coté-Millard, 3rd Vice President, in charge of transport and mobility Twenty kilometers from the center of Paris, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (SQY) is the second largest economic hub in the Paris region after la Défense. The territory hosts major companies in sectors such as automotive, finance, aeronautics, and cyber security. In total, there are currently 145,000 […]

  • Citizenship, Quality of Life, Transport: What are the Challenges for Smart Cities?

    By the Mobup editorial team Half of the world’s population lived in cities in 2008: by 2050, the percentage of urban dwellers in the world will rise to 70%. In all cities, the energy demand will be multiplied by two, even though we must reduce CO2 emissions today to slow global warming. As they are and will be growing and meet new […]

  • Public Transit, Go MaaS Yourself!

    By Pekka Möttö, CEO, Kyyti Group Dear You, responsible for the public transit in your area, this is a letter for you. You probably have had a long and prosperous career already and you think you have seen it all. Or you might be a young talent with your head full of fresh ideas and eagerness […]