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?
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|
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.
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).
Measures social and human implications of mobility systems including quality of life.
Captures environmental impacts; "green" factors like energy, pollution and emissions.
Assesses the efficiency and reliability of a mobility system to facilitate economic growth.
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