Urban living & us

Sustainable Urban Living is influencing the way urbanites’ Mobility

The world is becoming increasingly urbanized. As of 2021, 53% of the global population lives in urban areas, and this number is expected to reach 67% by 2050. This growth in urbanization has led to an increase in urban mobility, with 64% of all travel kilometers being made within cities. By 2050, the total amount of urban kilometers traveled is expected to triple.

However, this growth in urban mobility has come at a cost. Traffic congestion, air pollution, and other negative impacts on the environment and public health have become major concerns for city governments and residents alike.

To address these challenges, a new chapter of change is now here. Disruptive technology has forced a redefinition of mobility in urban centers. Owning your own mode of transport no longer solves all your urban commuting woes. Instead, sustainable urban living is influencing the way urbanites move around their cities.

At Motion Digest, we believe that sustainable urban living and mobility go hand in hand. We work with city governments and stakeholders to promote infrastructure and facilities that encourage active transportation, such as walking, cycling, and riding. By doing so, we help to create more livable, sustainable, and healthy communities.

Immediate solutions to improve Urban Mobility

Urban mobility is a pressing issue for cities around the world. Traffic congestion, long commutes, and environmental impacts are just some of the challenges faced by urbanites on a daily basis. At Motion Digest, we’re working with local city governments to find immediate solutions to improve urban mobility and make cities more livable and sustainable.

One of the most exciting concepts we’re exploring is the 15-minute city. The idea behind this concept is simple: all amenities, facilities, parks, health services, and places of interest are within a 15-minute walk or cycle from home. By creating compact, walkable communities, we can reduce the need for long commutes and promote active transportation.

To make the 15-minute city a reality, we’re reinventing public transportation. Instead of relying on a one-size-fits-all approach, we’re exploring practical modes of transportation that are tailored to the needs of urbanites. For example, we’re looking at 7-12 seater electric vehicles and energy-efficient or electric shuttle vans for within-city travel, with high availability and accessibility. For inter-city transportation, we’ll continue to rely on mass transit options like MRT and 40-seater buses.

Another concept we’re working on is the sharing street. Streets are built to be shared, not just for motor vehicles but for all forms of mobility, including pedestrians. By designating sharing streets within the commercial areas of the 15-minute city, we can prioritize pedestrian traffic while still allowing access for motor vehicles. Speed limits on these streets are capped at walking speed to ensure safety for all.

We’re also exploring the concept of traffic calming streets. By limiting the maximum speed for motor vehicles on streets within housing areas to 25kph or walking speed, we can create safer, more livable neighborhoods.

Finally, we’re introducing micro-mobility options to encourage urbanites to get active and live a healthier lifestyle. With shared infrastructure and accessibility in place within the 15-minute city, we’re promoting walking and cycling as convenient, back-to-basics forms of mobility. Bike sharing and scooter sharing programs will also be made available to provide even more convenience to the community.

At Motion Digest, we believe that immediate solutions like these can make a significant impact on urban mobility and create more livable and sustainable communities. Join us in our mission to improve urban mobility and create a better future for cities.