Urban Mobility Readiness Index 2020: The Next Chapter of Mobility Ecosystems
Natural disasters and COVID-19 have brought unprecedented disruption to mobility networks. The cities that thrive will be those that are resilient and conscious of resident needs.

The next mobility revolution took a sharp left turn this year. The coronavirus has derailed previous plans for next-generation mobility and omnipresent connectivity, forcing cities to question the sustainability and attractiveness of their current mobility systems. As the pandemic forced many to reconsider where they live and how they move around, successful cities will be those that have holistic and forward-looking mobility plans to accommodate the new normal.

The Oliver Wyman Forum, in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley, is unveiling the 2020 edition of the Urban Mobility Readiness Index – a forward-leaning ranking of how well-positioned global cities are to lead mobility’s next chapter. This year, the index emphasizes resiliency while also judging regulation, infrastructure, and commitment to innovation in light of unparalleled disruption.

Each city faces a similar challenge in keeping its mobility systems attractive while combating the pandemic and its subsequent impacts, but familiar problems like air quality and poor infrastructure remain. Their advancement depends on their ability to turn disruption into opportunities.

Is your city prepared for mobility’s next act? Find out using the interactive tool below. For every major city, the time to act on its challenges is now.