• Barcelona public transport

    The Beauty of “Micro-Subsidies”: A New Era in the Management of Urban Mobility?

    By Miquel Nadal, Strategic Advisor at Factual The COVID-19 crisis can have a paradoxical effect on public transport (PT). The limitations imposed on mobility during lockdowns and increasing concerns about the need to keep some physical distancing thereafter have reduced ridership to historical lows and this has had a tremendous impact on PT’s finances. But […]

  • Accessibility as a Metric for Mobility Management

    By Marcos Paulo Schlickmann, Urban Mobility Consultant, OPT – Optimização e Planeamento de Transportes & Mobility Editor of Caos Planejado Accessibility is a concept that can be defined as the number of destinations that someone can reach or access in a given period of time. These destinations can be jobs, health services, education, leisure, or […]

  • Money mobility

    9 Key Urban Mobility Trends in 2021: Show Me the Money!

    By Josep Laborda, CEO & Managing Partner, FACTUAL It’s the end of the world as we know It (and we at Factual feel fine!) Nothing is more fitting today than this old R.E.M. song of the eighties, arguably the official anthem of 2020, the year when the corona crisis turned our lives upside down, disrupted businesses […]

  • The Secret to Post-pandemic Sustainable Mobility? Design for Women

    By Kelly Saunders, Gender and Mobility Specialist It is obvious as this Covid-19 pandemic wears on that transport is being repositioned – both in our minds and our lives. Changeable travel restrictions and new virus strains are reshaping our mobility psychology. Despite the roll out of viable vaccines, any ‘return to normal’ for the foreseeable […]

  • Is Multimodal MaaS Just for Big Cities?

    By Venkatesh Gopal, Business Development and Partnerships Manager, Movmi MaaS (Mobility-as-a-Service) is a well known term in the transportation space today and one of the elements which this commonly relates to is access and not ownership of mobility modes. It could be defined as a packaged service available to the user integrating new/existing shared mobility […]

  • Towards Inclusive Mobility: Women and Transport in the Paris Region

    By Cosima Malandrino, Mobility Consultant and Luc Berman, Consultant at LGI The issue of inclusivity in mobility is pressing on two sides. On the service side, systems are largely designed following ‘standard’ commuting routes which often fail to address the diversity of people’s needs, generating discrimination by omission. On the labour market side, jobs in […]

  • A Mobility Center in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines: Bringing Better Answers to Commuter Needs

    By Jean-Bastiste Hamonic, Vice President of Sustainable Transport and Mobility Diversified mobility needs in SQY The agglomeration of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (SQY) is located in the outer suburbs of Île-de-France (Paris Region), about 30 kilometers southwest of Paris. SQY has nearly 230,000 inhabitants and more than 145,000 jobs for 17,000 companies. As 60% of its area is […]

  • Key Takeaways from the Virtual Workshop “Mobility as a Public Service: Sustainable, Agile, & Resilient Platform Experiences for Cities”

    By Rebecca Sands, Content & Project Manager at Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Company Click here to watch a recording of Mobility as a Public Service: Sustainable, Agile, & Resilient Platform Experiences for Cities Today, in any given large city across Europe, most users have the opportunity to select from a range of modalities that promote a […]

  • Gen Z and the Dawn of Mobility Culture

    By Sandra Witzel, Head of Marketing at SkedGo From the environmental impact of fossil fuel vehicles to heavily congested roads, our relationship with transport has to be re-examined. A carrot and stick approach is often used to encourage change – but there are other notable drivers. Enter Generation Z (Gen Z). Born between the mid-1990s […]

  • Skane street scene

    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 […]