Just as cities around the world move on from COVID’s disruption, they’re getting slammed with new challenges, from an uncertain economy to climate change. Modern, sustainable mobility systems has emerged as a key engine for economic and environmental resilience for the long term. How efficiently cities build those mobility systems is more important than ever.
Outstanding changes in behaviors, assets and infrastructures as well as business systems will be required for mobility to become greener, healthier, more equitable and resilient.
The Global Mobility Executive Forum — an event under the High Patronage of Emmanuel Macron, president of the French Republic — convenes senior leaders from business, academia, and financial, public, and social institutions to build the future of mobility together.
The event, which took place from May 23-24 at Station F, Paris, saw mobility leaders inspire each other to create innovative solutions to strengthen businesses, industries, and economies with winning mobility ecosystems.
This year's Global Mobility Executive Forum included a series of panels, headlined by senior business and government leaders across mobility. From automotive and air travel to rail and energy industries, below are the key topics being discussed:
- What sustainable mobility means for smart cities
- How sustainability can reinvent mobility use cases
- Identifying the critical milestones on the path to sustainability
- Disruptive infrastructures for sustainable mobility
- Digital platforms and data-driven business models
- How we can create future mobility coalitions
Tilly Chang, executive director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, spoke at our December 2022 event that unveiled the latest edition of our Urban Mobility Readiness Index, an annual ranking of 60 major cities on the strength of their transportation networks. A discussion of the index results centered around the different dimensions that define a strong mobility network, as well as reflections on San Francisco claiming the top ranking.
Tilly Chang spoke at this year's Global Mobility Executive Forum. Hear her perspective on San Francisco's success:
The Urban Mobility Readiness Index
The Oliver Wyman Forum, in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley, present the Urban Mobility Readiness Index, a ranking of 60 major cities worldwide on their preparedness for mobility’s next chapter.
The cities that tackle future mobility challenges will be the most sustainable and attractive for people and businesses. This year’s edition places an emphasis on sustainability and public transit as the backbone of a resilient economy.
The leading cities in our index were either well prepared for or seized the disruption COVID brought to make concrete improvements to their mobility ecosystems.
How Urban Mobility Will Change By 20230
A wave of shared and digital services is transforming mobility with options that go beyond traditional public transport and privately owned cars. Applications have accelerated the deployment of new modes and services, reshaping urban and suburban travel. These new services are expected to grow over the next decade about twice as fast as traditional mobility, with potential benefits for climate, pollution, and the livability of cities.
To gauge the impact, the Oliver Wyman Forum and the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley analyzed 13 services in three regions: North America, Europe, and Asia.
The study projected an average growth of almost 10% a year over the current decade through 2030, compared with 5% for the overall mobility sector. The new services are expected to generate annual revenue of $660 billion in 2030, up from $260 billion in 2020.