Sustainable Cities Mobility Index




Bold moves are needed to create sustainable mobility

Mobility is critical for the vitality of any modern city; however, no North American city makes it into the top 20 ranked cities in our first Global Sustainable Cities Mobility Index. North American cities must implement innovative strategies to meet the mobility needs of our communities today and into the future.

How are cities across North America improving their pathway toward sustainable mobility?

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North America Ranking

Alleviating the reliance on personal vehicles

Overall, North American cities rank low compared to European or Asian cities due to the car-centric culture that exists today. However, many cities are striving to provide sustainable, alternative transportation options through various strategies. See what mobility strategies are happening across the nation on the map and download the report for more.

1 New York 13 Los Angeles
2 San Francisco 14 New Orleans
3 Vancouver 15 Seattle
4 Montreal 16 Pittsburgh
5 Washington DC 17 Atlanta
6 Boston 18 Dallas
7 Chicago 19 Denver
8 Miami 20 Detroit
9 Toronto 21 Tampa
10 Philadelphia 22 Houston
11 Baltimore 23 Indianapolis
12 San Diego


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Vancouver

The city has already met its 2020 target with more than 50% of all trips now taken by foot, bicycle, and public transit. Vancouver is also adopting a traffic congestion plan for increased safety.

Montreal

Montreal is striving to become the North American leader in transportation electrification and sustainable mobility by 2020 by leveraging partnership opportunities with the private sector and state-controlled institutional investors.

Toronto

With population growth increasing by 40,000 people per year, Toronto is looking to expanding its subways, light rail, express rail and rapid transit systems to improve mobility.

Bold Actions Needed

North American cities will have to overcome the negative public perception of public transit and alternative modes of transportation by incentivizing usage and working with companies and developers to encourage ridership. Using technology is also critical to the adoption of public transit by streamlining the user experience and making commutes convenient. Further, cities should work collaboratively across agencies, businesses, and investors to implement sustainable mobility solutions.



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Overall Global Mobility Ranking

Arcadis’ first Sustainable Cities Mobility Index showcases how sustainable 100 cities across the world are with addressing mobility challenges through the three pillars of sustainability – social (People), environmental (Planet) and economic (Profit).

People

Measures social and human implications of mobility systems including quality of life.

Planet

Captures environmental impacts; "green" factors like energy, pollution and emissions.

Profit

Assesses the efficiency and reliability of a mobility system to facilitate economic growth.

01
Hong Kong
65.3%
02
Zurich
65%
03
Paris
64.5%
04
Seoul
64.4%
05
Prague
64.3%
06
Vienna
63.7%
07
London
63.6%
08
Singapore
62.7%
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