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Michigan formally launches future mobility office

Michigan formally launches future mobility office

The Office of Future Mobility and Electrification will be headed up by Trevor Pawl, named as the US state’s chief mobility officer.

Austin launches pilot to test scooter infrastructure

Austin launches pilot to test scooter infrastructure

Austin Transportation and Swiftmile are undertaking the six-month, no-cost pilot project to test the usability of the company’s universal scooter parking and charging stations for e-scooters.

Manchester's 'Cyclops' junction reaches major milestone

Manchester's 'Cyclops' junction reaches major milestone

The junction, equipped with cycle optimised protected signals, allows bicycles to approach from four arms which converge onto a cycle track and help segregate cyclists from general traffic.

Four cities recognised for their sustainable mobility efforts

Four cities recognised for their sustainable mobility efforts

The EU describes the cities as powerful examples that show the local role leaders can play in making their cities cleaner, safer and more sustainable.

Next-gen pedestrian crossing aims to use IoT to improve safety

Next-gen pedestrian crossing aims to use IoT to improve safety

Applied Information’s system uses a combination of technologies to create an active safety zone that encourages pedestrians and drivers to be more alert.

Milton Keynes launches ride-sharing trial

Milton Keynes launches ride-sharing trial

Trial will help the council understand whether shared ride services could complement Milton Keynes’ bus network as part of its review later this year.

San Francisco’s Market Street goes car-free

San Francisco’s Market Street goes car-free

San Francisco is the latest of a growing number of cities to close off some or all of the centre to private vehicles.

NTT launches vehicle monitoring trial in Cyberjaya

NTT launches vehicle monitoring trial in Cyberjaya

The PoC will focus on congestion and road safety. NTT will adapt vehicle monitoring technology which it has deployed in the City of Las Vegas since February 2019.

Birmingham latest city to propose private car restrictions

Birmingham latest city to propose private car restrictions

Goals behind the transport plan include connecting citizens with new job and training opportunities, prioritising people over cars and revitalising the city centre and local areas.

‘Drivers are guests’: How Oslo cut traffic deaths to almost zero in 2019

‘Drivers are guests’: How Oslo cut traffic deaths to almost zero in 2019

Oslo’s governing mayor tells SmartCitiesWorld how the city is making its streets safer, and that autonomous vehicles could help with retaining and improving the results.