What does Urban Mobility mean for a citizen?
Whenever we think of “urban mobility”, we sometimes link this term to the time or speed we as citizens need to move from one place to another. But what about linking the term to a city Productivity and competitiveness? This should be the main objective of a Urban Mobility policy.
Cities are a social phenomenon resulted from the relationships between physical infrastructure and its socio-economic dimensions. Citizens mobility needs are directly determined by the land use and its distance. Transport flows change in response to changes in land use and vice versa.
Management over location and intensity of land uses will be a determining factor in the needs of mobility. In this sense we can think of spaces and services for: housing, education, health, culture, sports, amusement, religious activities, businesses and many other elements. There is a relation and distance and distribution of these elements.
We cannot forget that this should lead to a more productive and competitive city and, at the end improving citizens’ lives.
Now that we identified the relationship between physical infrastructure and the different purposes for it, we can think about urban mobility when we holistically manage different types of resources:
- Physical Infrastructure and Public Spaces
- Public and Private Transport
- Public Services such as water, energy
- Emergencies and disasters
SAP offers solutions specifically designed for cities as you can see in the following image where we can highlight end to end scenarios like:
- City Infrastructure Project Planning and Execution;
- Smart Metering;
- Public Safety and of course…
- Multimodal Mobility