Mobility and the City

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					                    Mobility and the City


Group 4
Yasmine El Alj
Martin Lehner
Daniel Schmidbaur
Emily Sterzin
Ryan Tam
Alexander Weis
Ryan Welsh
Shiro Yamanaka
               The Task

l Develop  different scenarios of mobility
 for the future (2050)
  – City planning
  – Mobility networks
    Criteria of Good Mobility

l Assumptions
  – Focus on developed countries
  – Mobility (freedom to travel) is a good thing
  – Criteria of Good Mobility
     l Connectivity

     l Affordability

     l Accessibility

     l Sustainability
             Current Issues

l Congestion

l Capacity   limits – infrastructure
l Individual   vs community planning
l Ageing   population
l Environmental    degradation
l Lack   of connectivity
                   Scenarios
l   Base case
    – Extrapolation of current trends with incremental
      changes


l   Energy revolution
    – Find a new source of clean, affordable energy


l   Dawn of a dark age
    – Energy crisis, oil supply exhausted
Scenarios
                         Base Case
l   Cities organized in self-sufficient communities / decentralization
l   City infrastructure based on underground highways and more
    space for pedestrian areas, bike lanes
l   Intracity transportation
     – Car sharing
     – Small, fuel efficient cars
     – Services aimed at aging population

l   Intercity passenger transportation based on high speed rail and
    air travel but capacity has to be increased
l   Increase of efficiency of cargo shipping
l   Flexible, personalized travelling by IT solutions
                Energy Revolution
    New form of energy replaces the internal combustion engine

l   Urban form
     – Sprawl increases
     – Outer city centers grow

l   Transportation
     – Short term: more individual travel
        l Automated highways may increase capacity

     – Long term: congestion increases; use of mass transport increases

l   Lifestyle
     – People continue to travel more
     – Congestion pricing used to reduce trips (polarization of society)
      Dawn of a New Dark Age
                Assumption: Oil supplies exhausted
l   Urban form
     – Development of more compact cities
     – Aggregation around mass transit
     – Parking, highway space available for other uses
     – Geographical and social segregation
l   Transportation
     – Shift to forms of mass transit
     – Fewer and shorter trips (less VMT)
     – Less individual travel
l   Lifestyle
     – Reduction in car ownership
     – Staggered work hours; Leisure travel drops
                             Outlook
l   New modes of mass transportation could emerge
     – Flying cars
     – Teleportation


l   Problems
     – Car accidents become more fatal
     – Buffer congestion / overrun problems




l   Congestion will still affect mobility

				
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