COVID Mobility Works

The Challenge

COVID-19 interrupted the status quo of mobility practices worldwide. To accommodate for the changing norms caused by the pandemic, mobility operators and service providers enhanced, altered, stopped, repurposed or reconfigured passenger and goods transport. Initially deemed temporary, some interventions could remain permanent adjustments. Many of the changes introduced - from modifying services to repurposing infrastructure - reflect the actions called for to reduce carbon emissions, use street space flexibly and prioritize the health of individuals. These interventions are test cases that can inform future actions as we build a new inclusive, sustainable and resilient mobility system.

The Mission

• Co-establish an independent and searchable digital platform of mobility interventions generated in response to COVID-19

• Collect, survey and share mobility interventions for future policy makers, innovators, researchers, and advocates

The Community

The Forum’s Global New Mobility Coalition and Global Future Council on Mobility collaborated with six non-profits and academic partners: NUMO, TUMI, Urbanism Next, Polis, TNO and UC Berkeley.

The non-profit platform is designed to highlight multistakeholder collaboration in mobility across sectors and regions:

• Mobility providers, private and public, are invited to add information about their related initiatives.

• Researchers and NGOs are invited to analyze the dataset and share use-cases to inform decision-making supportive of mobility ecosystems re-set.

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