According to a recent study, London has moved up to 2nd in the rankings of best global capital city for urban mobility. The UK’s capital has ranked favourably on five key metrics: market attractiveness, infrastructure, innovation, social impact & system efficiency, all of which will be tested further as people continue to live and work in London and rely more on remote working.
It is clear that there is some way to go despite the improved ranking. Key trends of the future such as mobility on demand through car sharing instead of ownership, the use of E-vehicles, autonomous driving and car-to-X communication (connecting cars to other cars and infrastructure) will require the city to adapt itself accordingly and continue to develop its regulatory environment for new modes of mobility such as E-scooters and ride sharing.
London ranked third in last year’s index, however, with six major airports it leads in terms of international connectivity. At the same time, the city’s plethora of leading universities has allowed for innovation to flourish, and helping it earn top marks for resilience, such as making disaster-risk informed developments and the ability to mitigate the impact of crises and resume services promptly.