A Call to Action – Solving Disparities in Urban Mobility Access and Innovation in Mobility Technology
Urban mobility access confronts cities across the globe. It’s a significant issue that dominates policy discussions in every major city. With innovations abounding thanks to technology disruptions, industry and civic leaders face increasing pressures to transform cities into fully accessible centers for all demographics. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs predicts that by the year 2050, over 68% of the world’s population will reside in cities.
If cities are to evolve into the “smart cities” of the future, mobility planning and implementation will require deliberate and strategic investments so that every citizen can access the new, integrated systems. Too frequently, various populations are excluded from major mobility investments resulting in key groups being left behind.
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