In the world of urban mobility, a smartphone and extra cash make getting around pretty easy, but American cities need to determine how to make transportation options work for all their residents, no matter their work schedule, neighborhood, or annual income.
Creative and realistic plans for infrastructure, electric charging networks, ride-hailing services and public transit systems need a place in your city’s survival kit.
“Cities need to get a better handle on their data,” says Ashley Hand, a former strategist with LA’s Department of Transportation who now works for the transportation and tech consulting firm CityFi. “Figuring out not just what you’ve got and how to use it more effectively, but then building the capacity to actually look and understand that data is something cities just aren’t ready for.”
Read the article at Wired.