New trends in urban mobility

Infrastructure Channel launches a new look this month, with more content and greater interaction with social media platforms. We plan to be closer to our readers and foster engagement with an increasing number of people who share an interest in global mobility.

We start this new adventure devoting the present issue of the magazine to urban mobility and to the main trends that will characterise the sector in 2020. As Patrizia Marin, international strategist, marketing and public affairs expert, writes in her piece, modern mobility in an increasingly urbanised world will be addressed as a service rather than via ownership of the means of transportation. In another article for the World Economic Forum, Raphael Gindrat, Ceo of Bestmile, the first management platform for autonomous and human-driven fleets, explains why public transport will still play a pivotal role in reducing traffic congestion. While electric vehicles might help reduce pollution, The Conversation looks at how different cities around the world have come up with different solutions to reduce traffic density and make our cities more liveable. We then go to the World Bank to find out the advantages of investing in sustainable urban transport. We know “green” transport systems will solve social and environmental issues, but researchers discovered that investments in low-carbon passenger transport can have returns that are miles ahead of other sectors.