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Communication and sharing of knowledge is key for sound decision-making. The Resources section brings you the latest developments, materials for continuing the conversation with others, and an in-depth bank of research on emerging technologies and their impacts.

Fact sheets, slides, and reports

Fact Sheet – Micromobility
Fact Sheet
2020
Urbanism Next

This is a fact sheet suitable for use as a printed handout on Urbanism Next's topline research findings regarding micromobility.

Fact Sheet – Transportation Network Companies (TNCs)
Fact Sheet
2020
Urbanism Next

This is a fact sheet suitable for use as a printed handout on Urbanism Next's topline research findings regarding TNCs.

Urbanism Next Framework
Report – Academic
2020
Urbanism Next

This framework provides an overview of the work Urbanism Next does and how we approach our research.

Emerging Technologies and Cities: Assessing the Impacts of New Mobility on Cities
Report – Academic
2020
Becky Steckler
Urbanism Next

The purpose of this report is to analyze potential impacts and offer recommendations for the cities of Gresham and Eugene, OR, to understand the potential impacts of new mobility technologies – with an emphasis on autonomous vehicles (AVs) – and prepare a policy and programmatic response. While Gresham and Eugene are case studies, it provides mid-sized communities information on how new mobility services could impact their communities and what they can do about it, from broad strategies to specific policy responses. While this work focuses on the various new mobility and goods delivery services that currently exist, the framework that is discussed here is also applicable to emerging technologies that haven’t yet been introduced, such as autonomous vehicles (AVs).

Pilots

Report – Government
2018
Oregon Department of Transportation

The development of automated vehicles is moving into the deployment phase. Automation is being tested in vehicles as well as buses, trains, trucks, and tractors. Some initial deployment could occur in Oregon in the form of pilot programs for a low-speed passenger shuttle and a truck-mounted attenuator. This guide focuses on potential impacts for the next five to fifteen years and discusses policy implications for each use case of automated vehicles.

Report – Industry

NACTO studied the data from all available sources about docked and dockless bike share systems. They found that docked bike share systems show steady growth, while dockless bike share systems are more volatile.

Report – Industry
2017
Bloomberg Philanthropies

This report summarizes the major assumptions, predictions and forecasts that have been made for autonomous vehicles. It emphasizes their impact and takes focus on the effects it will have on previously immobile people and what it will take to integrate them legislatively.

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Tools

Tools
2019
New Urban Mobility Alliance

The NUMO New Mobility Atlas visualizes the rapid proliferation of new mobility, including micromobility, around the world. Developed in partnership with Populus, Grin and MaaS Latam, the Atlas uses open data to track which shared transportation options—currently dockless scooters, bicycles and mopeds—are available in cities.

Tools
UrbanSim Inc.

UrbanSim - open source simulation platform for supporting planning and analysis of urban development, incorporating the interactions between land use, transportation, the economy, and the environment.

Tools
Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI)

A blueprint for designing 21st century streets, the Guide unveils the toolbox and the tactics cities use to make streets safer, more livable, and more economically vibrant.

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Featured

Newest additions

News Article
2019
Bianca Chan
Auto Finance News

Persistent demand for trucks and SUVs has caused prices to rise while Tesla’s price reductions have caused electric vehicles to become less expensive.

News Article
2018
Henry Grabar
Slate

Cities around the country are beginning to change their parking minimums in order to reduce vehicle dependency, lower construction costs, gain back valuable real estate and make urban areas more desirable.

News Article
2018
William H. Frey
Brookings

U.S. Census estimates through 2017 indicate a revival of suburbanization and migration towards metro areas in the middle of the country.

Website
2017
United States Census Bureau

According to the U.S. Census, the average American spends about 26 minutes commuting each direction to work.