Amsterdam’s mobility sector praised in Deloitte index
Amsterdam has one of the most robust and future-ready mobility sectors in the world, according to a new report. The Dutch capital was ranked in third position in Deloitte’s City Mobility Index 2020, which uses several criteria to evaluate the future-readiness of urban mobility systems. The index examines the health of a city’s mobility system - which plays an essential role in a city’s economic prosperity and overall quality of life - and its readiness to embrace the future.
As part of the study, Deloitte examined 36 major cities across the world, evaluating them through three central themes: performance & resilience; vision & leadership; and service & inclusion. Amsterdam ranked highly across the board, being named as a top performer in many categories, including investment, innovation, accessibility and environmental sustainability initiatives.
The report praised Amsterdam for its ‘Coordination between government, businesses and knowledge sectors improves innovation and public acceptance of new plans’, its ‘Responsive approach by the authorities ensures that provision of electric vehicle charging infrastructure keeps up with demand’ and ‘Fully integrated cashless ticketing system covers all modes of public transport.’
An innovative and creative smart mobility sector
A leader in smart mobility, Amsterdam has one of the world’s highest densities of electric vehicle charging stations. The city is working to meet the World Health Organization’s air quality guidelines by 2030 and has a Clean Air Action Plan that aims to reduce pollution and make it the global capital of emission-free mobility. The local Mobility as a Service (MaaS) sector has grown considerably in recent years as well, thanks to the presence of pioneering companies like Felyx, which lets users rent electric scooters for short rides.
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