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Reliable, safe, connected transportation — which we also refer to as mobility — is essential for successful smart cities. We will describe why in the Readiness Guide sections that follow. And that will be much more clear if we first establish what transportation and mobility mean in a smart cities context.
While severe traffic congestion is a serious problem for many cities, your city doesn't have to reinvent the wheel to meet the congestion challenges your city may have. Read on to learn how some cities are successfully solving congestion issues and at the same time improving and expanding mobility options for citizens.
Public transportation technologies are evolving rapidly and options for riders are growing too. Here we look at mass transit developments that could make your city's transportation network more efficient, convenient and cost-effective.
Multi-modal transportation may sound complex, but it simply means people traveling in the city can mix and match their rides to arrive at their destinations conveniently and quickly. It's an approach that's catching on in cities throughout the world.
There are many reasons why cities are investing heavily in transportation improvements. But it's not simply a matter of meeting the demands of growing populations. Smart transportation networks contribute to economic growth and resilience, reduce environmental impacts, enhance the traveling public's safety and keep our cities connected and livable.
Shared transportation, which includes mass transit and other urban travel options, is responding to the changing needs and preferences of the people who use those services. And those needs and preferences need to be well understood and reflected in city transportation and comprehensive land use planning.