Tweet Chat Recap: Cities on the Move
Where is mobility headed next? To find out, we hosted a Tweet Chat on November 2, 2016 and were joined by transport stakeholders from across the globe. Over the course of one hour, we unpacked the transport transformation happening in our cities focusing on sustainability, innovation, affordability and accessibility.
Cities on the Move: Tweet Chat Highlights
What is the biggest mobility challenge keeping you up at night?
Infra is rigid & takes decades to build but cities are dynamic and evolving. Can we keep up? @fengyuanliu
The application of deep learning to sensor-rich robotic ecosystem leading to 100% autonomous swarms for various industries. @
What is the single biggest, most exciting innovation in the last year?
The growing collaboration at local level between traditional public transport and new mobility services providers. @jp_uitp
Self-driving buses are already operating daily in CH, on open-roads as part of the regular transport system. @BestMile
What radical changes should cities implement now to achieve equitable transport?
Simplest solution: better buses! People in transit deserts need frequent, reliable bus service before bike-sharing. @Greg_Lindsay
Radical shift away from fluff projects like bike sharing or street cars, until core mobility is solved. @NotMattGeorge
Last mile solutions are still in need of improvements to make mobility more equitable. Great transit w/ 30 min walk fails. @avanky
How do we get transport emissions to zero?
Taking a Well to Wheel perspective in choosing propulsion technology. @jp_uitp
Will never happen until the “last-mile solution” is walking. Every time. @Greg_Lindsay
Which mobility innovations are making the biggest waves in affordability?
Closing 1st mile/last mile gap. Encouraging non-automotive mobility. Make transit convenient, easy to use. @TransLoc
Multi-modal services with a unique ticketing system. @BestMile
Ride-hailing and public transit *can be* a power combo — if they are integrated. @joshwhiton
How do you see connected mobility making a difference for marginalized communities?
Mapping invisible informal networks (e.g. jeepneys, mattes, dollar vans) is big first step toward acknowledging legitimacy. @Greg_Lindsay
Increased flexibility! Dependent riders have more options and are less dependent on one mode of transit. @TransLoc
Featured guests included:
- Greg Lindsay, Connected Mobility Senior Fellow, NewCities, @Greg_Lindsay
- Citi, @Citi
- Feng-Yuan Liu, Director, Data Science Division, Government Technology Agency of Singapore, @fengyuanliu
- Pulkit Jaiswal, CEO and Founder, SwarmX, @
- Jerome Pourbaix, Director Regional Offices and Services, UITP, @jp_uitp
- Joshua Whiton, Founder, Transloc, @joshwhiton
- BestMile, @BestMile
- Anthony Vanky, Partner Strategist and Researcher, MIT Senseable City Lab, @avanky
- Matthew George, CEO, Bridj, @NotMattGeorge
Thanks to all of our featured guests, and to the many others that joined in on Twitter. We hope you’ll join us again for our next Tweet Chat session. For a full perspective on the conversation, check out our post on Storify.