Urban Mobility Scorecards Initiative
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The Urban Mobility Scorecard (UMS) Tool is a digital instrument for cities to benchmark progress toward sustainable, inclusive mobility developed by the Global New Mobility Coalition of the World Economic Forum. The tool is guided by three fundamental pillars of sustainable mobility: Governance, Resilience, and Connectivity. It comprises seven questionnaire-based assessments to evaluate a cities’ progress on sustainable, inclusive mobility. It also allows the benchmarking of results by an anonymized comparison of cities’ results in the assessment and it provides supporting resources such as case studies and best practices to inspire future action. The questionnaires were tested with three trial cities from different geographical contexts to ensure that the questions in the scorecard tool are suited to a wide range of cities, recognizing different legislative, regulatory and economic powers, as well as the geographical scope of cities.
The tool allows cities to understand strengths and weaknesses, acknowledge key achievements and identify areas where action can be taken, for example, through policy, regulation or public-private collaboration. It takes a qualitative, questionnaire-based approach to enable city administrations to assess the underlying policies, strategies and systems in place that support sustainable urban mobility. Collaborating cities will have special access to the UMS Tool digital platform and will also be able to connect, through City Strategy Dialogues, with key private sector stakeholders, including mobility operators, infrastructure providers, service providers, and civil society groups. These dialogues offer an opportunity to discuss and explore solutions and find new approaches to overcome challenges.