City Mobility Audits
MRC McLean Hazel has developed a methodology to assess the relative performances of individual cities with regard to the achievement of a vision of an ideal end-state for mobility. We call these ‘City Mobility Audits’.
An Audit begins with a quantitative analysis of performance of the city’s current mobility system. For this purpose, MRCMH has developed a Mobility Index which scores a city against 15 indicators covering three overarching components which have been shown to be vital for the future success of mobility systems in cities - transport systems will need to be user-focussed, sustainable and efficient. An average from the 15 indicators is then related to the city’s economic position using a GDP per capita measure. Through the Index, city leaders are readily able to understand the relative position of their city compared to other global cities
The City Mobility Audit methodology combines this quantitative analysis with a qualitative component, often including City Stakeholder Workshops and Mystery Traveller Exercises, in order to ensure that all aspects of the city’s mobility system is examined through the consideration of user experiences and viewpoints. Additionally, the quantitative and qualitative analysis is supported by thorough research and data analysis of current and future city trends. Ultimately, the findings from all three elements of the Audit (the quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis & trend analysis) are drawn together and through MRCMH’s expertise, in addition to examination of selected global best practice examples, scenarios are presented for the future development of the city.
The City Mobility Audit and Mobility Index are powerful tools to promote discussion as to the potential for improvement. They can effectively be used to identify both local and national weaknesses as well as providing a touchstone to focus discussions on policies, partnerships and projects to improve the competitive positioning of the city. By following the City Mobility Audit methodology, MRCMH can assist cities with the identification of pathways to develop the most efficient and effective, sustainable and user focuses mobility system for passengers and freight. Furthermore, it offers strong opportunities for new business models and significant revenue streams and the ability to manage demand through choice and incentives.
Our City Mobility Audits Projects
|Calgary and Edmonton Complete Mobility Audit||Siemens Canada, Mobility Division||Completed||01/05/2011||Alberta, Canada|
|Vienna Mobility Audit||Siemens||Completed||Vienna, Austria|
|Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area Mobility Audit||Siemens Canada, Mobility Division||Completed||01/09/2010||Greater Toronto and Hamilton, Canada|