A population approaching 8.5 million makes New York City the most populous and most densely populated US city. With one car for every four people, public transit is a vital aspect of mobility in NYC. According to ‘Trains, Buses, People’ author Christof Spieler, NYC rail transit accounts for two-thirds of all US rail transit ridership, and one-third of all transit ridership.
Not everyone uses rail, however. On the streets, ride-hailing and sharing providers fight traditional yellow cabs and drivers for space, slow buses get stuck in traffic, and delivery vans clog up the roads. On issues such as pollution and congestion, NYC trails other major cities; indeed, a congestion charge for Manhattan has only just received approval for implementation in 2021. Change is needed, but in such a dense, fast-moving city, the challenge is deciding where to begin.
Automotive World’s report on the evolution of transportation in the Big Apple illustrates the challenges and opportunities facing automakers, transportation providers, mobility companies and regulators as they seek to address congestion and pollution with new forms of transportation and new business models.
In this report:
- Executive summary
- To improve urban mobility, New York City needs bigger targets
- Urban complexity drives Big Apple innovation
- Crosstown traffic: could multi-modal mobility help NYC cut congestion?
- Bus modernisation essential for next-gen New York mobility
- New York City is embracing CASE in small steps
- When it comes to e-mobility, New York is playing catch-up
- Shared mobility in NYC: easing congestion, or part of the problem?
- Small scale projects could help prepare NYC for automation
- Eliminate the waste: load matching tackles New York freight challenges
- New York nurtures new mobility talent
‘Special report: The future of mobility in New York’ provides insight from a range of automotive industry stakeholders, including:
- ABI Research
- Bolt Mobility
- Center for an Urban Future
- New York City Department of Transportation (DOT)
- Frost & Sullivan
- Optimus Ride